n Mousaion - Interventions in community library services for HIV / AIDS awareness : a case study in the Bojanala region
|Article Title||Interventions in community library services for HIV / AIDS awareness : a case study in the Bojanala region|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Author||Rene Schoombee, Linda M. Cloete and Lorette Jacobs|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||16 - 45|
This article reports on a study undertaken to determine interventions that community libraries can engage in to improve HIV / AIDS awareness. The research focused specifically on the interventions that are currently undertaken to promote HIV / AIDS awareness among the community of the Bojanala region in the North West Province of South Africa. The study consists of the examination of the social role and responsibility of the community library regarding HIV / AIDS awareness; an international and national literature review on the type of interventions that community libraries can embark upon to promote HIV / AIDS awareness amongst community members of all age groups; an investigation - by means of interviews with librarians / library workers in the Bojanala region - on what interventions are currently undertaken to promote HIV / AIDS awareness among the community of the Bojanala region; and recommendations regarding the types of interventions that community libraries in South Africa may provide to assist in enhancing HIV / AIDS awareness. The recommendations that emerge from the research could be implemented in any community library in any given country with a high HIV / AIDS prevalence rate.
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