Bibliotecas públicas y minorías culturales: métodos de intervención bibliotecaria para la comunidad gitana.
KeywordsCC. User categories: children, young people, social groups.
CD. User training, promotion, activities, education.
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AbstractThe main objective of this thesis is to develop some library intervention lines in relation to the Roma minority, analyzing different aspects as education, sociological matters, medical issues, etc. The specific objectives are: a) to review the existing library regulations and their suitability to minorities, especially gypsies; B) to observe the present function of the public library and especially its educational and social work; (c) to analyze and assess the different library services for the Roma minority in the European Union together with a range of library experiences in relation to minorities as a whole. The research process has been developed in three different stages of elaboration: first, around a theoretical foundation based on bibliographic searches. Secondly, an experimental work after consulting experts and institutions on the Roma minority alongside with the author's personal experience. At the same time, in comparing this information with that offered by the website of those libraries that are developing actuations with the Gypsy minority. Finally, in an analysis of results based on work parameters created for this purpose. Two types of results have been achieved: some practical ones which turn around a serie of guidelines (based on a multidisciplinary approach) and others of a formal nature, which act as tools in evaluating and organizing actions with minorities and whose final result is a set of tables that allow to collect all the specific information about the gypsy community, in order to analyze, compare and value any kind of library action with this group. The entire process has allowed us to conclude that as we live in a multicultural society, the public library must be able to reflect this reality and be able to cope with it. However, the current library regulations are very limited not only in relation to minorities as a whole but also in relation to the Roma minority in particular. On the other hand, the librarian initiatives seen in the European Union have been sporadic and isolated, and so, integral, systematic and holistic actions are needed from very different fields. At the national level, this group requires specific actions that can only be developed based on the knowledge and study of their own and particular characteristics as a community.
Saurin-Parra, Julia Bibliotecas públicas y minorías culturales: métodos de intervención bibliotecaria para la comunidad gitana., 2016 PhD tesis thesis, Universidad de Zaragoza. [Thesis]