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”Det är böcker som är meningen med ett bibliotek”: Hur bibliotekarien i barn- och ungdomslitteraturen bemöter användare.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
”Books are the meaning of the library” : How the librarians interact with users of children’s and young people’s literature. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this Master’s thesis is to examine the librarians’ perception of the users of children’s and young people’s literature. Questions posed in this study are: How are the librarians described according to appearance, personality and interaction with the users? How are the librarians described compared to former studies on the subject? Which perception can be seen, based on Douglas Rabers’s theory which describes the role the public libraries can take in the society? The study is based on content analysis. We have examined 15 descriptions of librarians in both picture books and literature for young adults, published between 1985 and 2006. The theoretical starting-point in our study is Rabers’s theory on the three different approaches to users that a public library can take; Social activism, The conservative response and The populist initiative. The result of the analysis indicates that Raber’s Conservative response has a slight predominance in the librarians’ perceptions of the users. The all-in-all-perception that is shown in the literature for children and young adults, is that the librarians’ interactions with the users is rather tame. The librarians are often invisible and seen as part of the library inventory. However, when help is requested, most of them are kind and helpful.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2007.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2007:55
Keywords [en]
användarsyn, stereotyper, bibliotekarie, bemötande
Keywords [sv]
barn- och ungdomslitteratur, framställningen av bibliotekarier
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-18470Local ID: 2320/2171OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-18470DiVA, id: diva2:1310388
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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