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The Significance and Practice of Homework Help Services in U. S. Public Libraries

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2017, 48(2), pp.469-488
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.48.2.201706.469
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : May 20, 2017
  • Accepted : June 19, 2017

Jong-Ae Kim 1

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to explore the significance of homework help service as a library program to support young people in the community and investigate the characteristics of homework help services in U.S. public libraries. It reviews the previous literature on the cases and trend of homework help services in U.S. public libraries. It also investigates the practice and characteristics of homework help services using an email survey targeting public libraries that offer the services. The results are analyzed in terms of the user, collection, space, public relations and human resources of homework help services. This study may contribute to eliciting the service plan on homework help service in its planning and implementation stage in public libraries.

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