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From Volunteers to Professionals: The Origin and Development of Public Librarianship in Sweden during the 20th Century
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Swedish libraries for the general population went through great changes during the 20th century. In the early 20th century there were many different kinds of small popular libraries managed by as well the Church of Sweden as municipalities and different kind of popular movements. At the same time the ideas of more developed libraries of the Anglo-American public library model got hold in Sweden. Sweden got state library consultants, a library association and ten years later library education. More and more towns founded modern public libraries out of the former poplar libraries. There was later on possible to have greater state grants but that was combined with influence from the library consultants on book selection, arranging premises, hire staff etc. The aims of the public libraries developed with society. Initially it was a question of education the people with books, later it was to reach all social classes in society with what they needed to develop. It has besides also always been a means to treat problems in society. In the early 20th century most librarians worked part time. Later on more and more librarians, most often female, had as well academic as library school education and worked full time. The salary was however small and they founded a trade union. In the late 20th century there was a campaign to have library education research based. This succeeded and since the 1990’s Sweden has library programs from bachelor to PhD.

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2010.
Keyword [sv]
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
National Category
Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6547Local ID: 2320/7625OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-6547DiVA: diva2:887243
Conference
WORLD LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CONGRESS: 76TH IFLA GENERAL CONFERENCE AND ASSEMBLY, Gotheburg, Sweden
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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