core topic(s)Early Literacy
Exposures, Outcomes, OtherCommunity , Language and Literacy Development , Libraries and Public Resources , Parent Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs , Parent-Child Relationships/Interactions , Technology and Digital/Screen-Based Media
objectivesThis study aims to explore caregivers’ perceptions of the public library's role in supporting early literacy and family engagement in the digital age in Asia.
outcomes evaluatedCaregiver perceptions and family literacy activities
settingParticipants recruited from public libraries in Taiwan, Malaysia, and Vietnam
methodsStructured interviews were conducted with librarians, followed by a survey approach to understand what caregivers of five- to 12-year-old children think about the scope of family engagement practices in public libraries in Taiwan, Malaysia, and Vietnam. In total, 454 valid questionnaires were collected.
sample sizen=9 (interviews); n=454 (questionnaires)
|Measure of Library Family Engagement Practices: structured interviews
Measure of Caregiver Perceptions: questionnaire guided by themes from librarian interviews, about library leadership, engagement processes, and support services for supporting family engagement. As well as questions about perceptions on the librarians’ knowledge, relationships, and support.