Implementation of extension services for children in Malaysian’s public libraries: a case study / Mohd Shamsul Daud and Noryana Ahmad Khusaini

Daud, Mohd Shamsul and Ahmad Khusaini, Noryana (2014) Implementation of extension services for children in Malaysian’s public libraries: a case study / Mohd Shamsul Daud and Noryana Ahmad Khusaini. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM), 4 (2). pp. 103-120. ISSN 2231-8836; eISSN: 2289-5337

Abstract

Libraries are one of the best places to be visited by children during their leisure time. It is a place where they can get new information and knowledge through reading activity and to be seen as one excellent stop centre for children. But there will be very big challenges for library itself on how to maintain and ensure that the first time they came will never be the last one. This can be guaranteed by having extension services which will promise them with many exciting activities in library other than just reading activity. Implementing library extension services in Malaysia however is still not so huge in its practices. However, this could be very important issue to be discussed when the effectiveness of having those services will benefit many people. This research was done based on three (3) main objectives: (1) To Identify to what extent the implementation of the extension services at public libraries of northern region in Malaysia; (2) Seek factors that motivate and inhibit public library in providing extension services to the public and; {3} To identify the types of extension services suitable for children's mind development. This study uses qualitative methods, where four {4} directors of the public libraries in Northern region of Malaysia were interviewed to get their point of view towards this issue. Data obtained from this study had been analyzed using Atlas.ti software and three models were developed.

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Item Type: Article
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Daud, Mohd Shamsul
shamsul559@uitm.edu.my
Ahmad Khusaini, Noryana
noryana@uitm.edu.my
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Public libraries
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources (General) > Information services. Information centers
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Perdana Campus > Faculty of Information Management
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > International Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM)
ISSN: 2231-8836; eISSN: 2289-5337
Volume: 4
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 103-120
Keywords: Extension services, Public Library, Children's Intellectual Development
Date: December 2014
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/51997
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