Status : Verified
Personal Name Cerrero, Fzaira I.
Resource Title A study on the status of public libraries in Cavite
Date Issued May 2018
Abstract This study was conducted to evaluate the extent of compliance of public libraries in Cavite to the 2015 Standards for Philippine Public Libraries (SPL). Questionnaires were distributed to head librarians and interviews were conducted to supplement the information obtained from the survey. Data gathered from the libraries were then compared against SPL to evaluate their compliance to the current standards. Descriptive method was used to report the current status of the institutions.

The study revealed that most libraries are aware of the Standards but there are still indications of non-compliance in several aspects especially in library administration and non-print collection. All of the institutions operate under their respective local government units but there are observable differences in the treatment of libraries in each locality. In terms of services, Cavite public libraries are fairly active in providing assistance and programs especially with computer-based and technical projects like e-government services, training courses, and senior citizen ICT programs. Most of the libraries also have partnerships and linkages with other local offices and institutions in their communities.

Although there are great disparities between several libraries, there are still common issues that hinder the development of these institutions. Lack of library autonomy and authority in terms of financial aspect hampers their growth as an institution. Another is the lack of floor space which forces them to acquire less and prevents them from providing proper environment to the patrons.
Degree Course Bachelor of Library and Information Science
Language English
Keyword Public library; Evaluation; Status mapping; Cavite; Public libraries in the Philippines
Material Type Thesis/Dissertation
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Category : F - Regular work, i.e., it has no patentable invention or creation, the author does not wish for personal publication, there is no confidential information.
Access Permission : Open Access