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“Man vill ju så mycket men man hinner inte”: folkbibliotekariers och personer engagerade i idrottsföreningars uppfattningar om möjligheten till samarbete dem emellan gällande barn och ungdom
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“You want to do so much but you don’t have the time” : public librarians’ and people engaged in sports associations’ perceptions about the possibility of collaboration between them regarding children and youth (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this bachelor’s thesis is to examine how public librarians and people engaged in sports associations think of the possibility of collaboration between their organizations regarding children and youth and furthermore how they think this collaboration and collaboration in general would or should be practiced. This is done in the light of the increasing necessity of collaboration in today’s information society as well as the view that reading and sports could make a good match. Focus is placed on the libraries’ perspective and also on the respondents’ perceptions and thoughts. The empirical data were collected through qualitative telephone interviews with seven respondents from both public libraries and sports associations and the results were analyzed using general theories about collaboration from different subject areas as well as the models developed by Patricia Montiel-Overall concerning different levels of collaboration, which were modified to suit the purpose of this thesis. According to the empiric results the majority of the respondents see collaboration in general as a positive activity which helps to develop an organization. Therefore collaboration between public libraries and sports associations is also seen in mostly a positive way but some inhibitors are recognized, lack of time being the most significant. Because of this the thesis concludes that the respondents see lower level collaboration between their organizations as sufficient, even though Montiel-Overall’s models propose that deep collaboration more likely will result in positive outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
collaboration, cooperation, libraries, sports associations, children and youth, public libraries
Keyword [sv]
samarbete, bibliotek, idrottsföreningar, barn och ungdom, folkbibliotek
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13785OAI: diva2:434996
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-08-22 Created: 2011-08-16 Last updated: 2011-08-22Bibliographically approved

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