Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Mycket mer än ett bibliotek: Integrationsfrämjande arbete på tre stadsbibliotek
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]

This essay is about how the public library can have a role in the integration of immigrants in the Swedish society. The constant stream of refugees to Sweden in the last few years is what inspired this essay. We examine how different functions and activities of libraries can affect the integration of immigrants, and what role the public library can have in the integration process. Our questions are: How do library employees see the role of the library when it comes to the integration of immigrants? How do city libraries work with integration of immigrants? How do city libraries reach out to immigrants as a target group? We have structured our material gathered through interviews according to these questions. We then used the theory created by Marianne Andersson and Dorte Skot-Hansen called the four functions of the library, both to interpret and to analyze the material in relation to our second question. We have also used parts of Albert Diaz integration theory to analyze the material for all three questions and to show that the public library can actually play a communicative, personal and social role in the integration process. We have found connections between the public library´s four functions according to Andersson and Skot-Hansen, and Diaz´s communicative, personal and social integration, and in this way managed to relate activities and functions of the public library to the integration of immigrants in the Swedish society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 50 p.
Keyword [sv]
Integration, Folkbibliotek, Immigranter, Mångkulturalism
National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53999OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-53999DiVA: diva2:939724
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2016-06-27 Created: 2016-06-20 Last updated: 2016-06-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Mycket mer än ett bibliotek(789 kB)86 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 789 kBChecksum SHA-512
24573e8d608cb8dc7661ce61cf9db573d144c15847d21512d56040fdc7af94d08e14fad7e4664c1781cf4663c9ad851433e9570762c30d56053f43b357bcda51
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Persson Möllerström, YvonnePersson, Emma
By organisation
Department of Cultural Sciences
Information Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 86 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 222 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf