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A Study on Elderly Services by Elderly in Public Libraries in A Post-aged Society: Focusing on the Busan Metropolitan City Public Library

  • Journal of the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2023, 34(1), pp.75-96
  • Publisher : Journal Of The Korean Biblia Society For Library And Information Science
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : February 13, 2023
  • Accepted : March 1, 2023
  • Published : March 30, 2023

KIM MYUNG SOOK 1

1부산대학교 대학원 문헌정보학과

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to prepare and present a plan for the elderly service, in which the elderly become service providers and beneficiaries for the elderly who have emerged as the main library users in the face of a post-aged society. As a result of a survey of 119 elderly users of public libraries in the Busan area and an interview with a focus group of librarians at G Library, it was confirmed that the elderly service was needed. The most necessary services in terms of the beneficiaries of the Elderly Services by Elderly were surveyed in the order of computer information search help service, library usage guide service, book search method guide service, and recommended or popular book guide service. In terms of ‘Elderly Services by Elderly’ providers, the willingness to participate was the highest among those in their 60s, and the preferred method of participation was paid volunteer work three times a week, within four hours a day. Accordingly, it was analyzed that participants were recruited in connection with the social contribution activities of the government employment program for the elderly and prior training was necessary. In addition, the need for the creation of a community space for the elderly and the participation of retired librarians was raised.

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