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|Other Titles:||The Demand for Career Information Service in Public Libraries: A Study of the People Applying for Unemployment Benefits in Taipei City|
Chen Su-may Sheih
Graduate institute of library and information studies ,NTNU
Taiwan was victimized for the high unemployment rate since financial crisis has brought about the global economic downturn. To restore the status of employment, it is worth to think how public libraries can help people raise their employability. This research deployed questionnaire and supportive telephone interviews to investigate unemployed people’s needs of career information service in public libraries. The samples were 342 citizens who had applied for unemployment compensation in Taipei City. According to the research result, information about employment opportunity, career planning, and personal aptitude were the most needed resources. The respondents expected public libraries to provide information about employment opportunity, personal aptitude, civil service exams and certification and license exams. Besides, referral service, career information service center, activities and events about career information, and consultation for career planning were also required. Based on the study result, it is proposed that public libraries could provide bibliography of career information resources and emotional healing materials, and further establish one-stop-shopping international platform, career related campaign, career information center, referral service, and career consulting service.
|Appears in Collections:||圖書館學與資訊科學|
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