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Case Studies and Interviews to Review Public Library Services for People with Intellectual Disability

Song Kyeong-Jin 1 Juengeun Lee 2 Son Ji Young 3

1사단법인 포럼 문화와도서관
2대전대학교
3청주대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study focused on current status of Korean public library services for people with intellectual disabilities, as well as problems associated with managing the services, in order to suggest future directions for implementation. To analyze the current status, the researcher conducted a case study of current Korean public library services for people with intellectual disabilities. This research also conducted a focus group interview with librarians experienced in providing such services. The results show that the services are provided with the support of a community welfare center, in the form of a program over short periods of time. The librarians agreed on the appropriateness of the services but emphasized various difficulties associated with service management. Based on the results, we suggest possible points of consideration, including support for increased funding, more qualified personnel, adequate policies, and development of a model service for people with intellectual disabilities.

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