versión impresa ISSN 0187-358X
JARAMILLO, Orlanda; ALVAREZ ZAPATA, Didier y MONCADA P., Daniel. Public policies for public libraries: a proposal for local solutions to global problems. Investig. bibl [online]. 2005, vol.19, n.39, pp.13-27. ISSN 0187-358X.
As part of the research project "Guidelines for the implementation of public policies for public libraries of Antioquia's town councils", this paper considers the public library as a social and political institution devoted to social development and citizen participation. This notion needs to become fully evident to the State and Society, and also to the institutions dealing with public libraries, as frame which considers the function of such libraries in their true context and as social projects. More specifically it reflects on basic principles in order to formulate and implement public action for these type of libraries in the present Colombian context.
Palabras llave : Public library; Public policies; Local development; Social development; Citizen participation.