Public libraries and school libraries: Major differences

  • Marilia de Abreu Martins de Paiva UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS
  • Marina Nogueira Ferraz UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS

Resumo

Abstract

Public and school libraries in Brazil have not yet been universalized. Many are in a precarious state, and their functions are often confused. In order to demonstrate that such reality persists, some projects that were submitted to an Official Announcement (call for proposals), called “Construindo uma Minas Leitora” (Building an active reading Minas State), issued by the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, for the establishment of public libraries, were selected and analyzed. Most of the projects evaluated showed that the function, target public, collection, and services offered by public and school libraries are often confused. Based on the literature and basic documents used in the formulation of the concepts of public and school libraries, it was found that the lack of public policies related to these two types of libraries leads to a vicious circle of lack of experience and knowledge in these libraries. Thus, the same precarious and inadequately structured existing models are used. Such situation, which results from the lack of public policies since the birth of the Brazilian nation, have persisted into the 21st century.

Keywords: Government policy. Minas Gerais. Public libraries. School libraries.

Link: http://www.scielo.br/pdf/tinf/v30n2/0103-3786-tinf-30-2-0237.pdf

Biografia do Autor

Marilia de Abreu Martins de Paiva, UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS
Doutorado em Ciências da Informação pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil(2016)
Professor do Magistério Superior da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais , Brasil
Marina Nogueira Ferraz, UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS
Doutorado em Ciência da Informação pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil(2018)
Membro de Grupo de Pesquisa da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais , Brasil
Publicado
2019-06-05
Seção
Resumos de artigos científicos