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Skolbiblioteksarbete och BoI-utbildningen : Hur förberedda är skolbibliotekarier för sin yrkesroll? / School library work and education : How prepared are school librarians in their professional role?

Authors
  • Jonsson, Jenny
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2023
Source
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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Language
Swedish
License
Green
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Abstract

This thesis examines school librarians’ experience regarding on how their education prepares them for the actual profession. The method used in this thesis is qualitative interviews with six school librarians. Selection criteria were that the school librarians had completed their education within the last five years, to still have their education fresh in mind. The literature background shows that it is not uncommon that the librarian degree is considered too general because it does not provide a focus on specific types of libraries. Librarians experience that working with youths and children is a skill acquired elsewhere and with colleagues. Results from this study show that school librarians experience a lack of content focused on the school library during their education. Several of the respondents think that the education is more focused on public libraries than school libraries. The respondents believe that they have a good basic academic knowledge, which makes them comfortable in their role, but they were not prepared for how difficult it can be to collaborate with other professions, such as teachers. The respondent also say that what was taught during the courses was not always applicable in practice.

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