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Bokprat: en traditionell arbetsmetod med stora utvecklingsmöjligheter för barnbibliotekarier?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Booktalk: A Traditional Method with Great Potential for Children's Librarians? (English)
Abstract [en]

Children's library's primary task is to encourage children to read. Promoted readingleads to increased reading skills. A common method for this purpose is booktalk. This studyaims to examine how children’s librarians work with booktalk aimed towards children andhow it can be developed as a working method to support the library's reading promotionactivities. By conducting five qualitative interviews with the intension of investigating howvarious children’s librarians within a municipality works with booktalk and by making use ofthe theoretical framework of the thesis (which consist of literacy, child perspective and AidanChambers “The Reading Circle”) we could examine development opportunities for themethod. The results of this study show that children’s librarians in the studied municipality iskeen to adapt their booktalk for its target audience reading levels but where the book is itsprimary medium. What also occurred was that the various children’s librarians have differentconditions for development, depending on their workplace but all emphasized the importanceof booktalk. In accordance with the thesis theoretical framework the importance ofconversation about books where children's participation is equal was stated as a developmentopportunity. With an emphasis that those methods just as easily could include other mediathan the printed book, with the help of a broader concept of text to reach the child's cultureand media use and consider it to be a step in the right direction when developing the booktalkas a method.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 44 p.
Keyword [sv]
Läsfrämjande, Barnbibliotek, Bokprat, Litteracitet, Barnperspektiv
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-19950OAI: diva2:533655
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-19 Created: 2012-06-14 Last updated: 2012-06-19Bibliographically approved

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