Public libraries have always had a pivotal function within the community. However, libraries are undergoing rapid changes as are many industries in a globalised world. Therefore they need to re-evaluate their operations and services to provide for the changing needs of their users. In this paper, we describe a pilot study underway that will measure the engagement and impact of two library services for young children and their families – Giggle and Wiggle, and Story Time – that are offered by the Australian Capital Territory Libraries in Canberra, Australia. Findings of this study will be useful to understand the educational, social, cultural and economic impact these programs have on the community they serve.
|Title of host publication||Sustainable Digital Communities|
|Subtitle of host publication||15th International Conference, iConference 2020, Boras, Sweden, March 23–26, 2020, Proceedings|
|Editors||Anneli Sundqvist, Gerd Berget|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Mar 2020|
|Event||iConference 2020 - Borås Kongress, Boras, Sweden|
Duration: 23 Mar 2020 → 26 Mar 2020
Conference number: 15
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Abbreviated title||Sustainable Digital Communities|
|Period||23/03/20 → 26/03/20|
Qayyum, A., Afzal, W., & Mahony, L. (2020). Evaluating public library community engagement and impact for sustainable information services. In A. Sundqvist, & G. Berget (Eds.), Sustainable Digital Communities: 15th International Conference, iConference 2020, Boras, Sweden, March 23–26, 2020, Proceedings (pp. 579-587). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; No. 12051). iSchools.