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A Study on the Provision of Library Services for Single-Person Households

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2021, 52(3), pp.335-368
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.52.3.202109.335
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : August 28, 2021
  • Accepted : September 23, 2021
  • Published : September 30, 2021

Jun-Kyu Keum 1 Sung-Jong Cha 2

1도봉구립도서관
2신라대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study was performed in order to to suggest the library service direction and program provision method for single-person households in the Seoul Public Library. by analyzing the current status of the operation of public services and library services for domestic and foreign single-person households and the results of the survey on perception of library users and experts. As a result, the suggested library service direction for single-person households was proposed to secure and provide information resources closely related to the lives of single-person households, and establish a support center in charge of services to utilize human resources efficiently with local libraries, and create a user-centered facility infrastructure including single-person households away from the material-oriented library, provide regional specifications and customised services based on the characteristics and distribution of single-person households. In addition, the reading culture program for single-person households believes that social activities support for vulnerable single-person households, social ties, care, volunteer work, leisure and cultural activities are more necessary than anything else, and proposed specialized library services and programs for young, middle-aged, and female single-person households.

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