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Bibliotek bortom regnbågen: Analys av HBTQ-certifierade folkbibliotek
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Library beyond the rainbow : Analysis of LGBTQ-certificated public libraries (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to comprehend RFSL’s concept of LGBTQ-certification, and how different public libraries all around Sweden perceive this certificate and later on applies it to their actual work. Also, my thesis will examine the ways in which RFSL’s certification and education is portrayed by the libraries referred to. This will mainly be done by an analysis of the libraries social media (here:Instagram) but also how the full concept is conveyed in daily press. The notion of certification as a social regulation will be deconstructed and construed as well. The thesis discovers three recurring themes in articles from the Swedish daily press. The three recurring themes are identity, treatment and expense. The first theme, identity, illustrates how the journalists and the library staff are talking and forming the LGBTQ identity. The second theme, treatment of library patrons, shows how the librarians are concerned about how to meet LGBTQ-people who visits the library. Hence the LGBTQ-people need a different approach the “the ordinary library user”. The third and last theme, expense, discusses how a majority of the articles talks about the certification like an investment. From the libraries Instagram accounts another three themes were discovered. These themes were celebrating the certification, books with LGBTQ-themes and Pride. The first theme, celebrating the certification, is portraited with rainbow cakes, balloons and a festive atmosphere. The second theme found from the libraries Instagram accounts are pictures of books with a LGBTQ-theme. The third theme from Instagram is Pride. Here the libraries are po

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019.
Keywords [en]
HBTQ-certifiering, folkbibliotek, RFSL
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Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80212OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-80212DiVA, id: diva2:1285696
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Library and Information Science
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
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Available from: 2019-02-12 Created: 2019-02-05 Last updated: 2019-02-12Bibliographically approved

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