The Social Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 2
Page No. 253 - 257

Keeping up with the Digital Natives: Improving the use of School Libraries in the Digital Era

Authors : R. Rahmat Romadon and Tamara Susetyo-Salim

Abstract: Along with the information has become easily accessible from anywhere now a days, the use of school libraries has been decreased and marginalized by the easiness of search engines. This issue has a significant influence from the student’s digital native background that indicated from their information behavior on working their assignments. By interview results from the teacher librarian and students at one of the international school in Jakarta, it is showed that the students generally did not use their school libraries mainly due to the inadequacy on educational and reference materials. This study introduces the concept of the synergic collaboration between teachers, school libraries and public libraries in order to meet their user’s need.

How to cite this article:

R. Rahmat Romadon and Tamara Susetyo-Salim, 2017. Keeping up with the Digital Natives: Improving the use of School Libraries in the Digital Era. The Social Sciences, 12: 253-257.

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