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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]

This bachelor thesis analyses the role and identities of the prison librarian in three Swedish prisons in order to see how the librarians themselves understand their role and their different conditions. After interviewing and recording the three librarians I analyzed the material with the identities created by the researchers Anders Ørom and Trine Schreiber. Ørom mentions three identities which focus on the content both from the librarians´ perspective but also from the users´ perspective. A fourth one discusses the more practical work, for example cataloguing and classification. Two other ones stress the technological aspects of the librarians´ work tasks. Finally an identity is described by Schreiber which focuses on the experience the library is able to create which in some way competes with other media. It also stresses the information technology aspect of intermediation. The study shows that the more content-focused identities are mostly used by the respondents. Time and restrictions are two existent conditions which affect the possibilities to use the identities. Technology is discussed as an important part of preparing the inmates to a life after release, but is not a major focus for the respondents at the moment. The most important role according to the respondents seems to be the needs of the inmates.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 41 p.
Keyword [sv]
Bibliotekarier, fängelsebibliotek, roller, Ørom, Schreiber, identiteter, kvalitativa intervjuer, biblioteksservice
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53654OAI: diva2:938453
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-06-23 Created: 2016-06-16 Last updated: 2016-06-23Bibliographically approved

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