Thematic analysis grounded in the conceptual framework finds that public realm theory best contextualizes the relationships that develop between library staff members and adult library users over time. The study finds that the libraries serve their communities as informational places and as familiarized locales rather than as third places, and that the libraries facilitate the generation of social capital for their users.
Most, L.R. (2011), "The Rural Public Library as Place: A Theoretical Analysis", Williams, D.E. and Golden, J. (Ed.) Advances in Library Administration and Organization (Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Vol. 30), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 51-149. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0732-0671(2011)0000030005Download as .RIS
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