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Bibliotekariers resonemang kring arbetet med läsecirklar sett ur ett professionsperspektiv
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Librarians’ views on reading group activity from a profession theory perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine what view librarians have on reading promotion for adults, in particular reading circles, and in which way earlier experiences, education and competence form this view. To what extent, if any, do perceptions of professional identity influence the interest to carry out some kind of reading circles for adults? Our study is based on qualitative interviews with librarians, both those in charge of reading circles in libraries and those who are not. As theoretical starting point we have used Andrew Abbott's work on theory of professions and Jofrid Karner Smidt's thesis on literary preferences and different kinds of mediation of literature. For our analysis we will also use earlier studies on the subject to place our study in a wider context. Our conclusions show that the librarians in our study have an ambivalent view on their profession and professional identity. The reading promotion activity is often seen as the opposite of information technology. The core of their profession is fiction and reading promotion, still they feel very insecure within the field.

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University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2013.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2013:7
Keywords [en]
bibliotekarie, folkbibliotekarie, bokcirklar, litteraturförmedling, professionsteori
Keywords [sv]
läsecirklar, yrkesidentitet, yrkesroll
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-17470Local ID: 2320/12991OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-17470DiVA, id: diva2:1309379
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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