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Gröna Bibliotek: Ett användaperspektiv
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Green Libraries : A user perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

Green libraries are a relatively small but expanding part of the library world, and usually indicates a library that includes ecological sustainability in their inner or outer practices. These libraries make information about the environment available to the community. At the time of this study, the scientific material on Green Libraries is very practically oriented and often focused on what the library can do for its community, with no literature on the users’ perspective. The purpose of this bachelor's thesis was, thus, to study the users’ awareness and use of the green library services. The following questions were addressed:

  1. How have users become aware of the ecologically sustainable services in the library?
  2. How do library users use the provided ecologically sustainable services?

Interviews and complementary observations were carried out to answer these questions, and a deductive thematic analysis was conducted upon the collected material. Wilbur Schramm's (1973) five causes of selective exposure were applied to identify how the green services reach the library users.

The results showed that the green services were often noted in passing while the user was otherwise engaged in looking for information or services closer to their interests. Only one out of twenty individuals had taken part of the information provided by flipping through the provided books. The users sought information about the environment through other sources. However the users are positive to the fact that the library offers these services as the library is a place of information within the local community.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [sv]
gröna bibliotek, miljöbibliotek, miljö, miljöhylla, hållbarhet, ekologisk hållbarhet, användarperspektiv, användare
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Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-14431OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-14431DiVA, id: diva2:1230143
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Library and Information Science
Available from: 2018-07-03 Created: 2018-07-03 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved

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