Perspectivas em Ciência da Informação
Print version ISSN 1413-9936
BERNARDINO, Maria Cleide Rodrigues and SUAIDEN, Emir Jose. The role of social interaction between public library in information and knowledge in the context of information science. Perspect. ciênc. inf. [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.4, pp. 29-41. ISSN 1413-9936. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-99362011000400004.
Stresses the importance of the public library for the society and the relevance of their social role. Bring the observation of the relationship of interaction between information and knowledge processed at the user's mind, under the auspices of Information Science. The place of the public library in society, its enhancing role of reading and culture and close relationship with the community, generating knowledge and promoting citizenship are criticisms, backed by the dictates of the UNESCO Manifest, which brings the public library as a gateway for knowledge. Finally, it proposes a reflection and development of cultural projects to promote reading as favorable conditions for the establishment of relations between the user community, providing the public library, under appropriate conditions to secure its role as a stimulator of culture in society.
Keywords : Public Library; Information Science; Social Role - Reading.