Vision Loss and Blindness Students Information Literacy: A Case Study on Mitra Netra Library

Febriyanto, Syifa Adiba, Tamara Adriani Salim

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Mitra Netra Library provides particular services for visually impaired people in Jakarta area. The library serves the people of this diverse communities, including the student who needs information to learn. This study examines the information literacy of school-aged children in the library. The purpose of this research is to identify how the blind children are conducting the information literacy by utilizing the library to meet their information need. With the qualitative approach, this study involves school-specific blind students, special librarians, and parents. Case study method is used to pay attention to the context of information literacy problems with special needs, with observation data collection techniques and in-depth interviews. The result of the study is that the Mitra Netra library assists children at school age in meeting their information needs by providing a collection service for braille school books. In conclusion, blind children can use the library to do literacy information. Researchers suggest that the visually impaired visitors should communicate about their information needs as an input to Mitra Netra librarians. This research is intended for people who have passion in the field of special needs that can be collaborated with the library that has a function as a public institution that provides information services without discriminating users.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians - MM, NAYPYITAW, Myanmar
Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …


Conference17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians
Period1/01/18 → …


  • Information literacy, special library, vision-impaired student.


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