Investigating the Needs of Library Members of Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults of Ahvaz City in Rendering Education for Non-Book/Electronic Material Services


Since the Children libraries can play an effective role aside the formal educational systems, especially when the school libraries are weak, this study aims to investigate the need for educational programs for library members of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young adults in Ahwaz (a cultural city in Iran) to provide non-book/electronic materials services. This is an analytical survey. An organized questionnaire was used for collecting information. The results were presented using descriptive statistics. The research community consists of two groups of managers (7) and members of the libraries of the Institute (172). The findings showed that 33.7% of the members go to the library twice a week and 54.07% of them use library for personal study. Among them, 30.81% were not satisfied with library resources. 6.65% of the members needed education to use online search services via Internet, and 4.97% needed education for offline services. The results showed that there are not many non-book materials such as slides and films, as well as electronic resources such as databases in the libraries. In some libraries it is possible to provide non-book materials and electronic services in terms of current facilities. Therefore, the libraries aside the schools need to provide educational workshops in this respect.Emphasis must be placed on the planning for educational services for children and young adults in these libraries to help and support school programs and promoting research activities through children libraries.

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Zohreh Mirhosseini, Islamic Azad University- Tehran North Branch, Iran
Esmaeil Khademizadeh, Islamic Azad University- Science and Research Branch, Iran
Marjan Arab Rahmatipour, Islamic Azad University- Science and Research Branch, Iran
Laleh Foroutan-Rad, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon Branch, Iran

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Conference: IICEDubai2018
Stream: Knowledge Creation, Preservation & Access: Curation, Librarianship, Information & Archival Science

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