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”Det känns som en barnavdelning, det är ingen ungdomsdel liksom”: Ungdomar och det egna biblioteksrummet
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
“It feels like a children’s section, it’s not like a youth section” : Young adults and their own library room (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this bachelor thesis is to find out how young adults experience the library and the space that they have access to. I used semi-structured interviews to find out about this and interviewed eight youths between the ages of 15 and 18 in a medium sized city in the province of Västra Götaland in Sweden. I then analyzed the material with the help of Goffman’s theory about front stage and back stage. I also did a small comparison with results from previous studies. The result showed that the youths generally liked the library and the staff but they had opinions on some issues. Several of the youths missed comfortable furniture in the adult section and enjoyed the furniture in the children and youth section. However, several of the young adults experienced that the volume of sound was disturbing in that section. All of them wanted there to be some form of youth room or youth section in the library. My analysis with Goffman’s theory showed that the youths overall saw the library as a front stage area and therefor tended to use it in that way, however, they tended to use the children and youth section more as a back stage area. The way the youths described how a youth room could be like made me realize that they wanted a place with both front and backstage qualities after their own needs. The results also had several things in common with previous studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2013.
Series
Kandidatuppsats ; 2012:89
Keywords [en]
Folkbibliotek, Folkbibliotek, Frontstage-backstage
Keywords [sv]
Ungdomar, Ungdomsavdelning
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-17048Local ID: 2320/12170OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-17048DiVA, id: diva2:1308940
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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