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University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2001 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Focus at the public librarian : a worklife perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this Master thesis is to illustrate the public librarian. People in general, including library users and leading personalities in the field of culture in the communities do not know the tasks of the public librarian. We presume that the vague picture of duties of the public librarian might cause problems. In this dissertation we mean to examine only public librarians, hereby we exclude for example, university- and company librarians. The sentences of this thesis are: How are the public librarians viewed, in meaning of, tasks, role/-s, comptetence/-s, status and image? And can we call it a "profession" in the classical sense? We answer these questions by using relevant literature, interviews and conference paper. Our method is of qualitative species. The base for our discussions is the sociological professional theories. Our empirical study contains interviews with librarians, assistant librarians, politicians in the field of culture and library users. The conference material we are using is occupationally oriented. In the analysis we have come to the following conclusions: The tasks and the roles of the librarian are many and invisible to the users, the competence is seen as high among our respondents, the status are low in comparison with other university educations and the image seems to be changing; from an introverted image to a more service oriented image. At last, we interpret the librarianwork as a "profession". Finally we discusses some proposals to improve the situation. One proposal, among several, is to market the librarian profession.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2001.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2001:50
Keywords [en]
library and information science
Keywords [sv]
biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20508Local ID: 2320/827OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20508DiVA, id: diva2:1312442
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