Community development and Rural Public Libraries in Malaysia and Australia

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis


In Malaysia, the government has invested in public libraries with the intention of promoting development, particularly in rural areas. Despite the increasing number of rural public libraries being built throughout Malaysia, providing users with many services, activities and programs, previous research indicates that they are underutilised. The research reported in this thesis aimed to explore relationships between rural public libraries and their communities in both Malaysia and Australia, with particular attention to empowerment and community development processes.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Self-care Policy Advisory Panel
  • Carroll, Mary, Co-Supervisor
  • Grace, Marty, Principal Supervisor, External person
Award date31 Dec 2014
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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