A Study on Volunteers of the Storytelling of Training in Public Libraries: A Case Study on Volunteer Storyteller of Taipei Public Library

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Yu-Ping Peng ; Po-Han Chuang (2017)
  • Publisher: Tamkang University Press
  • Journal: Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences (issn: 1013-090X, eissn: 1013-090X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.6120/JoEMLS.2017.541/0030.RS.AM
  • Subject: Storytelling | Volunteer | Education and training | Z | Public Library | Bibliography. Library science. Information resources
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In recent years, the administrators of public library administrators have been actively promoting children’s reading services. In particular, storytelling activities have a significantly positive effect on enhancing children’s interest and ability in reading. Because of human resource shortages at public libraries, providing these services depends on volunteers. The public libraries should enhance the competencies of volunteers who engage in storytelling, and provide appropriate training for maintaining as well as improving the effectiveness of storytelling services. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine the storytelling training of storytelling volunteers. The study used in-depth interviews to obtain information on the experiences, ideas, and suggestions of public library storytelling volunteers at Taipei Public Library. Current education and training of storytelling volunteer encompasses demand analysis, implementation methods, course content, assessment of effectiveness, and suggestions for adjusting education and training in public library. Finally, the present study results are provided for education and training of storytelling volunteers for public libraries.
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