Technology use in Government School Libraries in Medellin, Colombia

Authors

  • Wilson Castaño Muñoz
  • Sandra Patricia Bedoya

Abstract

School libraries have been widely studied in Colombia from infrastructure capacities to their importance in educational institutions. However, these studies have failed to illustrate librarians’ perceptions of technologies, their adoption and how students use technologies within their schools. This research presents a new approach to school libraries in Colombia by identifying technology adoption, use and use of open source materials within public school libraries using a mixed-methods approach. Results reveal low technology adoption among school librarians and high use for students in social media and mobile devices.

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Published

2021-04-04

How to Cite

Castaño Muñoz, W., & Bedoya, S. P. (2021). Technology use in Government School Libraries in Medellin, Colombia. School Libraries Worldwide, 26(2), 27–46. Retrieved from https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/slw/index.php/slw/article/view/8260