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Tre skolor i en mindre kommun: En kvalitativ studie av grundskolerektorers syn på skolbiblioteksverksamhet
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
Three elementary schools in a smaller county : A qualitative study of elementary school administrator’s view on library media centers (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this bachelor’s thesis is to examine what attitudes the administrators of the selected elementary schools have towards school library media centers in general but also towards their own respective library media centers. Furthermore, it is to examine the administrators’ views on their school librarian’s role in the library media center as well as an integrated part of the school activities. A branch in this purpose is to examine if there is any differences in staffing the library media centers with a library media specialist or a teacher-librarian. To fulfill these purposes seven qualitative interviews were made with four administrators and three school librarians at three different elementary schools. Loertscher’s taxonomies of the school library media program were then used to analyze the interviews. The result of the study shows that even though the administrators have visions for the library media center, they do not have enough time or funding to act on them. Therefore the conclusion is that it is not what kind of school librarian that the administrators staff their library media center with that mainly will affect the outcome of the library media center, but rather what qualifications they have and if their visions correlates with the administrator’s. Also, the size of the staffing is a key factor to whether or not the library media center will advance so that it will be able to help increase the academic achievement at the school. But most importantly the school librarian needs the administrator’s support to develop the library media center.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 59 p.
Keyword [sv]
skolbibliotek, rektor, skolbiblioteksverksamhet, skolbibliotekarie, bemanning
National Category
Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23165OAI: diva2:580417
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-12-28 Created: 2012-12-21 Last updated: 2012-12-28Bibliographically approved

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