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Att stå och stampa: eller få flyt: Tre universitetsbibliotekariers berättelser om framtiden
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
To be stuck in one place : or to get going: Three university librarians’ narratives about the future (English)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this Master’s thesis is to explore university librarians’ thoughts about the future. The analytical focus is thus on the librarians’ representations of the future. The theoretical framework used is narrative theory with a social constructionist viewpoint. Narrative theory is based on the premise that storytelling is an important part in the social and cultural context in which people are. By studying narratives one can get a glimpse of how people perceive their world, how they create meaning. A basic assumption of the thesis is that by studying the linguistic expressions used to create future the underlying ideas come forward. In order to realize the purpose of the thesis interviews were conducted with three university librarians who work as subject librarians. The interview material was analyzed both as a whole based on its content and on the basis of its linguistic form. The major finding is that the most frequent perception of time is as linear and variable, a view which is linked to the idea of progress. It seems important to be in favour of development to appear credible in relation to colleagues, partners and others within and outside the university. When librarians depict competing professional groups, for example lecturers, as they do not comply with these changes, it can be seen as a strategy to improve the status of their own profession.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2010.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2010:15
Keywords [en]
narrativ teori
Keywords [sv]
framtid, kontaktbibliotekarier, högskolebibliotek, linköpings universitetsbibliotek, pedagogisk verksamhet
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-19861Local ID: 2320/6241OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-19861DiVA, id: diva2:1311795
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