Kunskap i ny kontext: en undersökning om bibliotekariers väg från studier till yrkesliv
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Knowledge into new context : a study of librarians' way from university to professional life (English)
This bachelor thesis explores how librarian graduates perceive the transfer from university to employment. The authors will examine how librarian graduates experience the relation between knowledge learned from university studies and the qualifications required from the employer. The basis of the thesis is the concept of transition process. In this thesis it is defined as the relation between the knowledge gained from education and the qualifications required by the employer as well as the problem to transfer knowledge between different contexts.The theoretical framework is build upon the concept of competence and its connection to re-contextualized knowledge. The empirical material of the thesis constitutes of five phone interviews with newly employed librarians. The interviews were performed in May, 2011.The results from the interviews have been categorized in a model of relations in which the analysis of the thesis is build upon. The respondents have all experienced insecurity in their own abilities as they have started their new employment as a librarian. However, they argue as well as the insecurity decreases with time. The results from the empirical study also indicate on discrepancy between education and work in a way that the employers do not know how to fully take advantage of the newly graduated librarian knowledge.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 42 p.
Transferproblematik, Kompetens, Anställningsbarhet, Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, Bibliotek
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13150OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-13150DiVA: diva2:427413
Library and information science, 180 credits