This session will present a snapshot of Korean libraries today, with a special emphasis on public libraries. In this seminar, we will show a brief sketch of 70 years of the country’s modern public library history. It will show how the Korean public libraries are transforming in the civic life, from the image of “a big study room” to a heart of community life in recent years. The presentation will showcase a few interesting reports presented during the 70th Annual Conference of the Korean Library Association in November 2015 and an innovative current research project that enhances the public awareness of the value and impact of public libraries in the society.
Meeting Type: Program
Interests: International Issues
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Member of the International Committee, Korean Library Association, Professor, Department of Library & Information Science, Myongji University
Seoul, South Korea