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An Analysis of Reading Programs of Public Libraries in Korea
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An Analysis of Reading Programs of Public Libraries in Korea
Lee, Jongmoon;
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 Abstract
This study analyzes the problems in reading program of public libraries and provides some suggestions for the program development and management. For this analysis, I sampled and examined 350 news articles to reading programs done in the public libraries between 2013 and 2015. The result shows that 41.4% of the collected articles were the news about the reading programs in Seoul Metropolitan areas. While the articles about simple reading programs occupied 69.9%, the mixed activity programs reached a significant amount in total. In addition, 51.3% of program participants was under the elementary children and their parents, but only 9.0% program participants came from low socioeconomic status classes. 86 reading programs (28.4%) were designed for one-day events without a long-term policy. Based on such analyses, this study provides three suggestions: utilizing public relation teams and communicating mass media to advertize reading programs to local residents, developing systematic reading programs in users` needs, managing the reading programs for all kinds of local residents.
 Keywords
Public Library;Reading Program;Actual Reading Condition;Reading Activity;News Reporting about Reading;
 Language
Korean
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