Surfacing Filipino School Children's Images of Librarians through Doodling

Allan De Guzman, Sheena Mai B. Custodio, Melissa Angela P. Garcia
2007 Libri  
9 This qualitative study describes how Filipino grade school pupils in a private, sectarian school in Manila, Philip pines identify their views and images of the librarian. Two hun dred fi fty-eight (258) pupils were asked to fi ll out a robot foto box for illustration and to fi ll in a diagram. As a result of the data gathered and analyzed, two (2) faces of the li brarian came into view, based on the children's doodling, the desirable and the undesirable li brar ian. On the one hand, the
more » ... ble librarian represents the enticing, enduring and engaging type. On the other hand, di sappointing, depressing and depriving types characterize the li brarian who is undesirable. The doodlings indicate that be ing desirable attracts library clients to visit the library and de velops interest in using the library facilities more often. The undesirable qualities make students hesitate in entering the library. This study shows the need for librarians to be con cerned with improving their images to develop desired qual ities for the benefi t of their student clientele.
doi:10.1515/libr.2007.9 fatcat:nwxcrgfi4bhehmee45hjmossy4