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En härlig blandning av människor både på scen och i publiken: Om strategier för programverksamheten hos HBTQ-certifierade bibliotek
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A magnificent diversety of people both on stage and in the audience : Strategies for public events at LGBT-certified libraries (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis aims to examine what strategies can be identified at LBGTQ-certified libraries in Sweden when arranging public events. The strategies are based on Douglas Rabers (1996) theory about library identities. To answer the purpose of this thesis we interviewed four librarians, who at the moment of the thesis worked at different LGBTQ-certified libraries.

The results showed that all the strategies could be identified and that the librarians used all of them while working with the libraries' public events. The individual libraries had different purposes with the public events that had LGBTQ-theme; they wanted to create encounters between marginalised groups and others, broaden their events, or educate the local community. We also found that quality, marketing and the way librarians treated LGBTQ-people also were important to the interviewed librarians. In the interviews with the librarians we could also identify conflicts between the strategies.

This thesis concluded that the librarians needed to use all three strategies to accomplish the different purposes of the public events at their libraries. We also concluded that the different strategies could be connected to the LGBTQ-certificate

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kandidatuppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Institutionen Bibliotekshögskolan, 2016:20
Keyword [sv]
HBTQ-certifiering, programverksamhet, folkbibliotek, strategier, HBTQ
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-10754OAI: diva2:974248
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Available from: 2016-09-26 Created: 2016-09-26 Last updated: 2016-09-26Bibliographically approved

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