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Barnfamiljen och folkbiblioteket: En studie om hur barnfamiljen använder och uppfattar folkbibliotekets verksamhet för barn
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this bachelor thesis is to explore how families with children use and perceive the collection and activities the public library offers children up to nine-year-old. I also want to seek knowledge about how families with children receive information about these activities. The library user, more and more becomes an important asset when it comes to developing and designing the library. User studies have become useful tools to gain knowledge about users. The study aims to analyse how users use and perceive activities at the public library and how they receive information about what activities the public library offers. I used qualitative interviews as a data collection method, where seven caregivers have been interviewed. The Four Spaces model by Casper Hvenegaard Rasmussen, Henrik Jochumsen and Dorte Skot-Hansen has been used as a theoretical framework. According to the model, The Four Spaces, the study shows that families with children foremost use the public library as a place to explore and excite, than to participate and create. However, the users request activities for these ages, creative and cultural activities where the children participate. Families with children use the public library, primary for book reading and book loans. They perceive the activities arranged by the public library as positive. They receive information about theatre performances, but the users still request further information about what the library offer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 29 p.
Keyword [sv]
biblioteksanvändare, folkbibliotek, barnfamilj
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53465OAI: diva2:936678
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-06-16 Created: 2016-06-14 Last updated: 2016-06-16Bibliographically approved

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