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"Biblioteksplanen är ju faktiskt något av det viktigaste på biblioteket": En studie i bibliotekariers uppfattningar av biblioteksplanens betydelse i arbetet
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to examine how librarians perceive library plans, if they are important for their work and if so, in what ways. In order to analyze this, I have used a phenomenographic approach. My goal, by using this method, is to uncover perceptions and variations among these. The research questions are: What variations of perception of library plans exist among librarians? To what extent can the varied perceptions of library plans be linked to librarians' work? What does the variation of perception say, in relation to the expectations expressed in international and national documents, about library plans? The material used in a phenomenographic analysis consists of interviews. These are analyzed in several steps, which result in categories, so called description categories. My conclusion is, that there are three different ways of perceiving library plans: as steering documents, legitimizing documents and visionary documents. The first category incorporates the impact the library plan has on the actual work. In the second category they use it as a way to show why the library and the profession are needed. The third category is about library plans being visionary documents. These do not develop the work at all. The perceptions are to a great extent in line with the expectations expressed in international and national documents concerning library plans. The library plan is according to these a guideline for managing the library and its services, a way to show its necessity and to assure equal quality among library services.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Library plan, perception, librarian, steering document, phenomenography, legislation, libraries
Keyword [sv]
Biblioteksplan, uppfattning, bibliotekarie, bibliotekslag, styrdokument, fenomenografi, lagstiftning, bibliotek
National Category
Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-27649OAI: diva2:648969
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Available from: 2013-09-25 Created: 2013-07-24 Last updated: 2013-09-25Bibliographically approved

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