Background and objectives: Library has entered a new phase in midst of a society currently in the digital native era. However, instead of being prepared for the transformation, the library is faced with a never-ending dilemma. Therefore, it’s important to know the extent to which the public requires this transformation. This can be seen through the discourses that appear on social media. Methods: The method used is Teun A. van Dijk's Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) which analyzes text, social cognition and social context. Data was collected from the Brand24 website using library as keyword and the final data found comprises 6 texts from social media twitter, 61 texts from news, 7 texts from blogs and 8 texts from websites. Results: Discourse on social media has shifted to no longer talk about conventional libraries which are only limited to narrow spaces reserved for bookworms. Discourses that appear on social media about libraries have undergone a transformation which is seen as a public space that has very broad and unlimited functions. Conclusions: Based on the review and analysis of the data, it was concluded that the current public discourse has shifted towards no longer comparing libraries with more modern public spaces, but instead focuses on how libraries can transform to accommodate the needs of society in this era of digital natives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-468
Number of pages12
JournalMigration Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Digital Age
  • critical discourse analytics
  • library transformation
  • literacy skill
  • social media


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