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A Study on the Development of Library Multicultural Service Curriculum for Librarians’ Continuing Education

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2021, 52(1), pp.203-228
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.52.1.202103.203
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : February 25, 2021
  • Accepted : March 11, 2021
  • Published : March 30, 2021

Woo, Yunhee 1 Joung Hwa Koo 2 Yong Wan Cho 1

1대구가톨릭대학교
2한남대학교 문헌정보학과

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ABSTRACT

It is necessary to offer continuing education for the librarians who provide multicultural library services in the middle of increases of multicultural services in public libraries. The research aims to systematize and restructure multicultural service curriculums for librarians’ continuing education of the National Library of Korea on the basis of the recently derived multicultural curriculum subjects for librarians. In order to achieve the goal, the research conducted both literature reviews of multicultural library services and interviews with multicultural experts, library experts and a pedagogical professor. The research collected experts’ opinions regarding how to operate the multicultural curriculums for librarians and the lecture contents including detailed subjects, lecture methods, lecture times, etc. Also the research condcuted interviews with a pedagogical professor regarding how to operate the suggested curriculum and the opinion was reflected in the final curriculum development. At the results, the research suggested the educational goal entitled with “cultivating librarians with multicultural sensitivity and professional service competency” and the four educational models with different educational cycles, educational contents and methods of evaluation tailored to each educational stage. The research results expect to enable educators (both instructors and administrators) to operate each curriculum flexibly according to education demands, and to enhance the effectiveness of the curriculums.

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