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Synen på bibliotekarien: En litteraturstudie
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Perceptions of the librarian : A literature review (English)
Abstract [en]

This study is a literature review with a qualitative research approach of previously written bachelor thesis about the perception of librarianship. The literature search was done through the database DiVA, with fixed premises. The papers that were chosen studied either the perception of librarianship from the outside world (for example community, users, popular culture, newspapers) or librarians’ own perception of the profession. The purpose of the study has been to determine perceptions of librarianship, if stereotypes about the profession lives on and what that could say about the profession’s status in general, which have been described as low.

The conclusion is that stereotypes do appear in popular culture and that the librarian, for the most part, is seen as a reading person with a great passion for books and is almost always tied with the library. Librarians see themselves as service minded, competent and acknowledges the users’ need as their primary job. The low status of the profession is mostly visible through the eyes of some librarians and students, who feels the need to defend their knowledge and competence, but also in the way stereotypes are portrayed. All in all, though, librarians are seen as neutral – neither in a negative or positive way. A way to develop the research about perceptions of librarianship is to see if and how it affects the librarians daily professional life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 36
Keywords [sv]
Bibliotekarie, stereotyper, yrken, yrkesstatus, profession, bibliotekarieidentiteter, litteraturöversikt, biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-91086OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-91086DiVA, id: diva2:1387267
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Library and information science, 180 credits
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Available from: 2020-01-27 Created: 2020-01-21 Last updated: 2020-01-27Bibliographically approved

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