Development of guided reading-based village library services and its implementation

Pawit M Yusup(1*), Ninis Agustini Damayani(2), Tine Silvana Rachmawati(3), Wina Erwina(4)

(1) Fakultas Ilmu Komunikasi Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
(2) Fakultas Ilmu Komunikasi Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
(3) Fakultas Ilmu Komunikasi Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
(4) Fakultas Ilmu Komunikasi Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
(*) Corresponding Author


Introduction. The role of village libraries as resource centers are not widely known by the community. The village libraries have varying weaknesses in aspects of a library. The problems are the lack of human resources; less library services and promotion; insufficient collection; inadequacy of library furniture and equipment; unstable internet network; and lack of local government support. This study was a pioneer in facilitating the reading service system to support implementation of reading materials. This system was developed by village libraries through guided reading techniques.

Data Collection Method. This paper used Participatory Research Appraisal to guide the data collection process involving 15 participants.

Analysis Data. The participants were rural people living in West Java, Indonesia. Additional data were obtained through direct observations in seven village libraries in West Java. Data from informants were compiled and categorized according to their comparative aspects. The result is sequential activity design in accordance with PRA

Results and Discussions. The results showed that village libraries were not being recognized and utilized by members of the rural community.

Conclusion. They expect that the entrepreneurship activities of reading efficient technology–based books are supported by actual business practices.


Village library; Library services; Rural community; Guided reading

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