Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Mångspråksbibliotekariers kompetenser
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Competences of Multi-language Librarians (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this bachelor’s thesis is to gain greater knowledgeabout some multi-language librarians’ perception of theircompetences in the library activities that are conductedtowards people with other mother tongues than Swedish, inwhat way these competences are gained and whichcompetences they miss. The method that is used to answerthe research questions in the study is semi-structuredinterviews with four public librarians who mainly work withmulti-language activities. Lundmark’s competence model isused together with theory of the competence term to analyzethe collected data. The results that can be drawn is that themulti-language librarians in this study consider manydifferent competences to be needed in the profession, but thatthe formal education, language skills, ability to conductsurrounding analysis, personal and social competences arementioned as very important. The librarians described theirwork tasks and responsibilities as varying, which results in ademand of certain competences. The professionalcompetence is mainly obtained via university studies and canbe updated through both formal and non-formal education.Strategic competence can be further developed throughtraditional courses and regional or local competencedevelopment efforts but also through individual initiatives asnews coverage. Everyone possesses personal and socialcompetences in some form, and these competences are oftendeveloped through experiences in a person’s personal andprofessional life. The different competences are not separatedfrom each other but overlapping and completing each other.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keyword [sv]
bibliotekarier, mångspråk, kompetens, folkbibliotek, biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11909OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-11909DiVA: diva2:1074909
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Available from: 2017-03-01 Created: 2017-02-16 Last updated: 2017-03-01Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1062 kB)69 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1062 kBChecksum SHA-512
6318ab7f9d6554254db1887a5c5dbc12a6de7427b8cc5dd36655e8417e78569b141fd43325821fb3bea007bf38787f130ec34fe968afe33713ebde8a7b559f8f
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT
Information Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 69 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 108 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf