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Informationskompetens i Tyskland och Sverige: En jämförande studie av användarundervisningen vid två högskolebibliotek
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Information Literacy in Germany and Sweden : A Comparative Study of Library Teaching at Two University Libraries (English)
Abstract [en]

This master’s thesis studies library teaching at two university libraries, Freie Universität Berlin in Germany and Södertörn University in Sweden. The aim of this paper is to study views on information literacy, how these views affect teaching practice, and how the teaching of information literacy is connected to, on the one hand, German and Swedish learning culture and, on the other, the local community of practice at the studied university libraries. The theories applied in this paper are learning culture and community of practice as developed in the works of Judith Ricken and Etienne Wenger. The methods that have been used are qualitative, semi-structured interviews that were conducted at both university libraries.

It was observed that the teaching practices were highly connected to learning cultures. While library teach-ing at Freie Universität Berlin’s university library focuses mostly on concrete practical knowledge, the develop-ment of general competencies is the most important part at Södertörn University library. The community of practice at Freie Universität Berlin’s university library is quite clearly delimited and concentrated on core com-petencies like knowledge about databases and reference organizers. At Södertörn University library the more cross-border community of practice includes even non-traditional library work like academic writing as a teach-ing subject.

This is a two years master’s thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 77 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 640
Keyword [en]
Information literacy, Library education, Academic libraries, Germany, Sweden
Keyword [sv]
Informationskompetens, bibliotekspedagogik, högskolebibliotek, Tyskland, Sverige
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-226331Local ID: 640OAI: diva2:725189
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Available from: 2014-06-16 Created: 2014-06-15 Last updated: 2014-06-17Bibliographically approved

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