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Library anxiety: en undersökning av psykologiska aspekter kring studenters upplevelser av sitt universitetsbibliotek
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2002 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Library anxiety : a study of psychological aspects in students' experiences of their university library (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay investigates the psychological aspects in students' experiences of their university library and the information seeking process. Focus of the investigation is library anxiety, a kind of fear towards the university library with cognitive, affective and behavioural aspects. Twenty students at Uppsala university, who was about to conclude or recently have concluded an academic essay, were interviewed about their experiences of the university library, Carolina Rediviva. Five respondents stated experiences of fear, anxiety and apprehension in the library and it is on these informants that the greater part of the analysis and discussion draws. The essay suggests a model of library anxiety where outer environmental aspects of the library, such as the library environment, roles and routines of the library and library staff, interacts with inner personal aspects of the individual such as personal experiences, intellectual capacity and sensitivity to stress and anxiety. It is suggested that library anxiety arises from this interaction where a sensitive individual is more susceptible towards new and complicated environments. Nr 32 Ulrika Samuelsson: En buss kommer lastad En undersökning av vilken roll bokbussen spelar för grundskollärares undervisning A bookmobile comes loaded A study about the role the bookmobile plays in compulsory school teachers' teaching This Master's thesis concerns compulsory school teachers' use of the bookmobile. The purpose of my study is to examine what role the bookmobile plays in the teachers' teaching and to establish what teachers think about the bookmobile and its service to the schools. I have carried out nine qualitative interviews with compulsory school teachers. From the interviews I have established how teachers and their students make use of the bookmobile and what the teachers think of its service and how they would like to change it. I have also examined whether or not there is a collaboration between teachers and the librarians working on the bookmobile. The study shows that teachers use the bookmobile in varied ways. It is used both for the purpose of providing the students with fiction and with non-fiction literature. Many of the teachers use the bookmobile when their students are working whit problem solving tasks. They then order literature about whatever subject the students are working on. In many ways the bookmobile is used as a complement to other sources of information, usually the school library. The teachers I have interviewed seldom have any well established collaboration with the bookmobile librarians. They sometimes demand the librarians' help with choosing literature for the students. It is not a question of a high level of collaboration. The bookmobile is nevertheless an appreciated source of literature. Most of the teachers in my study had something good to say about the bookmobile, and they were all thankful that the bookmobile serviced their schools. I have established that if teachers and librarians were to collaborate on a higher level than they currently do the bookmobile could playa bigger part in the teachers' teaching.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2002.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2002:31
Keywords [en]
library and information science
Keywords [sv]
biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20663Local ID: 2320/880OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20663DiVA, id: diva2:1312597
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