E3S Web Conf.
Volume 47, 20182nd Scientific Communication in Fisheries and Marine Sciences (SCiFiMaS 2018)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Coastal Community Empowerment|
|Published online||01 August 2018|
The Role of Communities in Strengthening Social Capital of Coastal Communities through the Library
Postgraduate Program in Cultural Studies, Sebelas Maret University, Ir. Sutami No. 36A street, Surakarta 57126 Indonesia
2 Departement of Library Science, Diponegoro University, Prof. H. Soedarto SH street, Semarang 50275 Indonesia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Library is a place that provides information openly and freely for the community. With the principle of openness, libraries can be accessed by all levels of society. The purpose of this study is to provide an analysis of the active role of some communities in establishing private libraries to provide information services to coastal communities. This research is a qualitative research with case study approach in coastal area of Semarang. The results of the research there are several libraries that were established by individual communities. Libraries are established using several terms; as; community reading park, reading house, smart garden. The management of libraries from self-help communities ranging from librarians, collections, buildings and infrastructure facilities. Activities undertaken by librarians have provided creative services to contribute to the literacy capabilities and social capital of coastal communities through a diverse collection of books that support social strengthening and entrepreneurship training.
Key words: coastal communities / library services / social capital
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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