Redesigning library services to meet the needs of children and young adults with special needs: expectations of public libraries in developing countries

BENSON, Oyemike Victor and ONUOHA, Charis O. and MBAGWU, Francisca Chinyeaka (2018) Redesigning library services to meet the needs of children and young adults with special needs: expectations of public libraries in developing countries. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session S06 - Library Services to People with Special Needs with Libraries for Children and Young Adults. In: Inclusive Library Services for Children and Young Adults, 23 August 2018, Singapore.

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Abstract

Redesigning library services to meet the needs of children and young adults with special needs: expectations of public libraries in developing countries

The paper is focused on redesigning of library services to meet the needs of children and young adults with special needs. The study aims at examining the issues from the perspective of public libraries in developing countries: The highlights of the paper include the nature of children and young adults with special needs, rationale for providing special library services to children and young adults with special needs, areas of public library services that require redesigning. Skills and competences required for effective library service provision to children and young adult with special needs, challenges to providing library services to children with special needs. Recommendations were made in line with the studies.

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