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Litteraturförmedling i förändring: om folkbibliotekarier, Facebook och Twitter.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
Mediation of literature in change : about public librarians, Facebook and Twitter. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this bachelor thesis is to describe how librarians in Swedish public libraries use Facebook and Twitter in the mediation of literature. Our study focus on the librarians’ role in that process. The research questions are: • How do the librarians in this study regard mediation of literature through Facebook and/or Twitter in relation to other mediation strategies? • What goals and purposes do the librarians give in the selection of literature that they promote on Facebook and/or Twitter? • What do public librarians think about the future for mediation of literature through social media, how will it evolve? The methodology used was qualitative interviews. Six interviews with librarians that work with mediation of literature through Facebook and/or Twitter were conducted. The theoretical framework used comes from Jofrid Karner Smidt’s theory of how public librarians view their mediation of literature. The concepts used are mediation of literature due to public demand, actively recommending and informative mediation, and through dialogue. The results of the study show that, in relation to other mediation strategies, librarians regard mediation through Facebook/Twitter as fast and easy, but the response from the users is often poor. Mediation through dialogue is thereby difficult to achieve. The other two concepts – mediation of literature due to public demand and actively recommending and informative mediation – are both to different extent supported by the informants. Speculating about the future, librarians find it likely that mediation through social media will focus more on the users and that dialogue will occur.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2013.
Series
Kandidatuppsats ; 2012:79
Keywords [en]
litteraturförmedling, sociala medier, Facebook, Twitter, Jofrid Karner Smidt
Keywords [sv]
folkbibliotek, bibliotekarier
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-16947Local ID: 2320/11982OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-16947DiVA, id: diva2:1308839
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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