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Bibliotekarie: vad är du, vad kan du, vad vill du? - en kvalitativ studie om bibliotekariestudenters och utbildningsrepresentanters syn på yrkesidentitet, kompetens och karriär
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
Librarian : What are You, What can You Do, What do You Want? - A Qualitative Study of Library Students and Education Officers View on Professional Identity, Competence and Career (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim for this bachelor thesis was to form a deeper understanding of librarians‟ occupation and professional identity and therefore we have examined library students‟ and educators‟ view on professional identity, competence and career possibilities. Our take on this was that there seems to be little interest in managerial positions and we asked ourselves why this is and if we could see a change in interest in the librarians to become. As our theoretical framework, we chose Andrew Abbott‟s, 'Theory of Profession'. The method chosen was qualitative interviews: two individual interviews with education officers and a focus group interview with students. The conclusions drawn were based upon literature and empirical material gathered from the interviews. The librarian identity and competence is a complex issue and has been much discussed since the early 1960‟s. Both education officers and students have had difficulties trying to express their views on librarian‟s professional identity in words. The students had shared the stereotypical picture of an old lady with glasses and a bun before the start of their education; but later had gladly reconceptualised. Previous research showed a fragmented identity among librarians and difficulties to unite in a distinct competence. Our study showed a similar result among our informants but they also shared a strong core of ideology, humanistic values, and a passion for information. The students may have become generalists in their profession, however, they were ambitious and were not afraid to lead.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2011.
Series
Kandidatuppsats ; 2011:19
Keywords [en]
kompetens, profession, bibliotekariestudenter
Keywords [sv]
yrkesidentitet, karriär, ledare, utbildning, bibliotekschef
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20587Local ID: 2320/8371OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20587DiVA, id: diva2:1312521
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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