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Folkbibliotekarier: Kompetens, identitet och status
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
Public librarians- Professional skills, identity and status (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this bachelor’s thesis is to develop knowledge about how librarians experience their professional identity, argue for their competence and describe their profession based on their professional skills, tasks, and status. The method that is used to answer the questions of the study is semi-structured interviews with five public librarians. The theory used in this essay is Ørom’s six librarian identities plus Schreiber’s experience intermediate identity. Conclusions drawn by the study is that the library profession is multifaceted as the study’s informants showed expressions of several professional identities simultaneously. The width of different work tasks that emerged in the study also shows that the profession is diverse. Social skills and an ability to stay updated on new media and follow the news development are regarded as key skills. The profession's relatively low status is linked to perceptions of the society about the library profession. The informants in the study feel that it is important to encounter decision makers’/politicians’ perceptions of the library profession as they are the ones who have the power to influence the library organization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2012.
Series
Kandidatuppsats ; 2012:39
Keywords [en]
bibliotekarie, profession, kompetens, status
Keywords [sv]
yrkesidentitet, yrkesroll, folkbibliotek, biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-16610Local ID: 2320/11081OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-16610DiVA, id: diva2:1308498
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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