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A Study on the Concept of Literacy in Library and Information Science and in Public Library Services

Song Kyeong-Jin 1 Mi-Kyeong Cha 2

1사단법인 포럼 문화와도서관
2이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to examine for redefining the concept of literacy in Library and Information Science research field and in public library services. For the purpose, literature review, bibliometric analysis and case study were conducted. Based on the results, this study proposed the concept of literacy as “a comprehensive ability to use a medium, information and knowledge for solving the problems people faces in order to understand particular subjects or situations they are in” and the concept of literacy service as “the services or programs offered by public libraries in order to develop their patrons’ literacies.” This research also suggests four new literacy service concepts for public library services: early literacy service, adult literacy service, digital literacy service, information literacy service.

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