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För att vara den bibliotekarie som krävs: En undersökning av bibliotekariers läsvanor
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
To be the required librarian : A study of librarians reading habits (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to study the reading habits of Swedish librarians visualized by librarians from Götabiblioteken – a collaboration of 14 public libraries in mid-Sweden – focusing on the reading done on their spare time, even if work-related. We started with a survey sent out to 74 librarians in October 2013, answered by 56, and followed up by interviewing 7 of them in November. We tried to answer these questions: To what extent does the working librarians read on their spare time compared to before they started working? What literature do they read, now compared to before they started working? To what extent does their perception of what they should have read affect their private reading? In what way does a librarian in the beginning of their career differ in reading habits from the reading habits of a librarian with many years in the profession? The result of our study shows that most of the librarians read as much or more than before they started to work. They are more selective in their choice of literature and are affected by their work in it in different ways. Their perception of what is needed affect their reading habits, but this seems to come from themselves and not from other librarians or the public. The answer to our last question is inconclusive, but it seems like the pressure lifts with experience. Librarians in this study put a lot of their free time into their work, in the form of reading.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2014.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2014:2
Keywords [en]
litteraturförmedling
Keywords [sv]
folkbibliotekarier, yrkesroll, läsning, läsvanor, Götabiblioteken
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-18189Local ID: 2320/14323OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-18189DiVA, id: diva2:1310104
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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