How LAM sector can improve quality of life for underserved groups via a whole person approach

Muhammad Asim Qayyum, Mohamed Taher

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A Whole Person Approach (WPA) can be used in various parts of LAM (Libraries, Archives, and Museums) sector to provide effective services for underserved groups of society to achieve civic engagement with the communities it serves. WPA is a relatively new theoretical framework in the fields of social science and healthcare. It highlights the necessity and importance of having a holistic view in dealing with different life matters and challenges. This chapter focuses on the special services that LAM sector can offer to facilitate the way towards achieving the goal of enhanced civic engagement, as serving the unserved groups of society is an urgent priority for the sector. Several Creative strategies will be discussed that can be implemented in the current services to make sure the special needs of communities that a sector serves are considered and met. A limitation of this chapter is that it is not a case study, nor is it based on field experiences. It is in fact a critical exploration of the concepts to facilitate in building a theory in an interdisciplinary perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on the Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities
EditorsMohamed Taher
Place of PublicationHershey PA, USA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781799883654
ISBN (Print)9781799883630
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameAdvances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series
PublisherIGI Global
ISSN (Print)2326-4136
ISSN (Electronic)2326-4144


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