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Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
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’s thesis is to examine how public libraries work with adults.Adults in this case refers to people over 18 who visit the library for their own sake and who are not hindered in their use of the library by language barriers or reading difficulties such as dyslexia or impaired vision. To accomplish this aim we ask three questions: What official guidelines are there regarding libraries’ work with adults? What does the library offer adults? How do librarians work with adults? The method we used was interviews with three librarians at three different public libraries. We then used the Four space model created by the Danish researchers Jochumsen, Hvenegaard Rasmussen and Skot-Hansen to analyse the results. The conclusions we came to was that even though a lot of the debate and research in this field focuses on children and other prioritized groups there actually is a lot being done for adults. Official guidelines on international, national and local levels rarely mention them, but perhaps they don’t need to since the work towards adults seems to be such an integral part of what a library is. We also concluded that although the libraries we examined did not deliberately use the Four space model to organize their work they did have activities that fit into all the different spaces of the model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 34 p.
Keyword [sv]
publik service på bibliotek, folkbibliotek, vuxna, Four spaces, riktlinjer, bibliotekarier
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53580OAI: diva2:937712
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-06-20 Created: 2016-06-15 Last updated: 2016-06-20Bibliographically approved

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