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Lindberg, J. & Hedemark, Å. (2019). Meaningful reading experiences among elderly: some insights from a small-scale study of Swedish library outreach service. Paper presented at ISIC Information Behaviour Conference, OCT 09-11, 2018, Krakow, POLAND. Information research, 24(1), Article ID isic1836.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Meaningful reading experiences among elderly: some insights from a small-scale study of Swedish library outreach service
2019 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 24, no 1, article id isic1836Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction.This paper reports on a small-scale empirical study of Swedish elderly citizens, focusing on their everyday use of literature, provided by public library outreach services.

Methods. Empirical data was gathered by telephone interviews with six elderly citizens - four women and two men.

Analysis. A qualitatively oriented text analysis was conducted. The transcripts were interpreted through an analytical framework based on the concepts reading experience, social inclusion and identity-shaping.

Results. The participants’ articulated reading experiences show that reading provides opportunities for both escapism and intellectual stimulation. High quality service and literature is expected and much appreciated.

Conclusion. The analysis indicates that the outreach service in focus serves both as a practical link between the library’s collection and the patrons, and as a social link connecting the elderly to society at large. The service plays a crucial role for the ability of the elderly in shaping and upholding their identities as readers.

National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-379556 (URN)000461468700020 ()
Conference
ISIC Information Behaviour Conference, OCT 09-11, 2018, Krakow, POLAND
Available from: 2019-03-18 Created: 2019-03-18 Last updated: 2019-04-09Bibliographically approved
Hedemark, Å., Hampson Lundh, A. & O´Donell, M. (2018). Att göra läsning möjlig för alla: Samarbete mellan bibliotekssektor och biblioteks- och informationsvetenskaplig forskning. In: Joacim Hansson; Per Wisselgren (Ed.), Bibliotekarier i teori och praktik: Utbildningsperspektiv på en unik profession. Lund: BTJ Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att göra läsning möjlig för alla: Samarbete mellan bibliotekssektor och biblioteks- och informationsvetenskaplig forskning
2018 (Swedish)In: Bibliotekarier i teori och praktik: Utbildningsperspektiv på en unik profession / [ed] Joacim Hansson; Per Wisselgren, Lund: BTJ Förlag , 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: BTJ Förlag, 2018
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-354005 (URN)978-91-7018-821-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-18 Created: 2018-06-18 Last updated: 2018-10-11Bibliographically approved
Hedemark, Å. & Lindberg, J. (2018). Babies, Bodies and Books: Librarians' Work Early Literacy. Library Trends, 66(4), 422-441
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Babies, Bodies and Books: Librarians' Work Early Literacy
2018 (English)In: Library Trends, ISSN 0024-2594, E-ISSN 1559-0682, Vol. 66, no 4, p. 422-441Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article reports on an empirical study of children's librarians' activities supporting the development of literacy among very young children. The theoretical framework stems primarily from a LIS practice-theoretical perspective where literacy is viewed as corporeal practice. The empirical material consists of a transcript from one focus-group interview with seven children's librarians, and field notes from a series of seven documented observations of program sessions at three public libraries in Sweden. A qualitative content analysis was undertaken, and the empirical material was interpreted with an analytical focus on the concepts of literacy activities, embodiment, and literacy practices. The study shows how bodies act as sites of information and communication. Not only the bodies of the librarians but also the bodies of parents and the children acted as central sites, affecting literacy practices during library programs. The librarians express that their engagement in professional practice has resulted in a certain bodily sense for finding the right level of communicating with babies. The librarians have also learned to trust this embodied judgement as part of their professional expertise.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018
National Category
Information Studies Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-358762 (URN)10.1353/lib.2018.0011 (DOI)000448331100002 ()
Available from: 2018-08-31 Created: 2018-08-31 Last updated: 2019-01-18Bibliographically approved
Hedemark, Å. (2018). Bevara eller förändra?: En analys av debatter om folkbibliotek i dagspress 2007-2017. In: Joacim Hansson; Per Wisselgren (Ed.), Bibliotekarier i teori och praktik: Utbildningsperspektiv på en unik profession. Lund: BTJ Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bevara eller förändra?: En analys av debatter om folkbibliotek i dagspress 2007-2017
2018 (Swedish)In: Bibliotekarier i teori och praktik: Utbildningsperspektiv på en unik profession / [ed] Joacim Hansson; Per Wisselgren, Lund: BTJ Förlag , 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: BTJ Förlag, 2018
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-354002 (URN)978-91-7018-821-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-18 Created: 2018-06-18 Last updated: 2018-10-11Bibliographically approved
Skouvig, L., Hedemark, Å. & Jochumsen, H. (Eds.). (2018). Nordisk Tidskrift for Informationsvidenskab og Kulturformidling - årg. 7, nr. 3, 2018: Temanummer: Nye tider, nye utfordringer og nye kompetencer. Köpenhamn: Köpenhamns universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nordisk Tidskrift for Informationsvidenskab og Kulturformidling - årg. 7, nr. 3, 2018: Temanummer: Nye tider, nye utfordringer og nye kompetencer
2018 (Danish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Köpenhamn: Köpenhamns universitet, 2018
Series
Nordisk Tidskrift for Informationsvidenskab og Kulturformidling, ISSN 2245-294X ; 7 (3)
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-378703 (URN)
Available from: 2019-03-08 Created: 2019-03-08 Last updated: 2019-09-17Bibliographically approved
Hedemark, Å. (2018). Unga berättar: En studie av ungas syn på läsning och bibliotek. Stockholm: Svensk biblioteksförening
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unga berättar: En studie av ungas syn på läsning och bibliotek
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Svensk biblioteksförening, 2018. p. 84
National Category
Other Humanities Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-369562 (URN)978-91-983360-3-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-14 Created: 2018-12-14 Last updated: 2018-12-18Bibliographically approved
Hedemark, Å. & Lindberg, J. (2017). Stories of storytime: the discursive shaping of professional identity among Swedish children’s librarians. Information research, 22(1), Article ID 1612.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stories of storytime: the discursive shaping of professional identity among Swedish children’s librarians
2017 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 1, article id 1612Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction. This paper reports an empirical study on Swedish children’s librarians’ shaping of professional identity, as it emerges from the participants’ statements about their work with storytime activities and the competences required. Method. The empirical material consists of a transcript from one focus group interview with eight children’s librarians. Analysis. A discursively oriented text analysis was conducted. The transcript was initially examined in terms of the explicit contents of the participants’ statements. It was then interpreted further with an analytical focus on the concepts of professional identity and key narratives. Results. The analysis indicates both shared and conflicting ideas concerning work methods and competencies that define and legitimise librarians’ storytime sessions. In discussing competences, the librarians’ point out inter-professional relations, especially to teachers, as important aspects of identity shaping. A key narrative unfolds, with the library presented as an enclosed, magical space. Conclusions. Storytime is a debated object of professional expertise. There is a lack of a specialist terminology for storytime activities, which may counteract the professional knowledge claims of this female-intensive group. The professional identity of children’s librarians appears multifaceted and somewhat vague and thus calls for further investigation.

National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-314294 (URN)000404551500011 ()
Available from: 2017-02-01 Created: 2017-02-01 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Hedemark, Å. & Rydén, R. (2016). Utveckling av det nätbaserade lärandet: en försöksverksamhet. Tidskrift för ABM (1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utveckling av det nätbaserade lärandet: en försöksverksamhet
2016 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för ABM, ISSN 2002-4614, no 1Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

På institutionen för ABM i Uppsala har en försöksverksamhet med olika former av nätbaserad undervisning bedrivits. På både campus- och distansutbildning har vi med fokus på ett mer kommunikativt lärande prövat nya sätt att genomföra seminariediskussioner, övningar och examinationsuppgifter. Våra erfarenheter är överlag positiva och undervisningen präglas nu i högre grad än tidigare av tvåvägskommunikation. En viktig lärdom vi dragit är att inte låta oss styras av tekniken allt för mycket. Avgörande för valet av seminarieform och kommunikationsmedel måste vara det pedagogiska syftet med undervisningen.

National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278980 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-26 Created: 2016-02-26 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Hedemark, Å. & Borrman, P. (2015). Leonards plåster. Om syfte, barnsyn och kvalitet i bibliotekets sagostund. Stockholm: Regionbibliotek Stockholm
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Leonards plåster. Om syfte, barnsyn och kvalitet i bibliotekets sagostund
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Regionbibliotek Stockholm, 2015. p. 122
Series
Regionbibliotek Stockholms skriftserie, ISSN 978-91-87293-06-1 ; 15
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-243329 (URN)
Available from: 2015-02-09 Created: 2015-02-09 Last updated: 2015-02-09
Hedemark, Å. & Börjesson, L. (2014). Att använda en plan: Fenomenet biblioteksplaner och begreppet användning problematiserat. Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidskrift (1), 93-113
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att använda en plan: Fenomenet biblioteksplaner och begreppet användning problematiserat
2014 (Swedish)In: Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidskrift, ISSN 1403-3216, E-ISSN 2000-8325, no 1, p. 93-113Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Planning and evaluation has become increasingly important within the Swedish public library sphere. The aim of this article is to problematize the libraries’ (the Royal Library, the regional libraries and the public libraries) task to evaluate the design and use of ‘library plans’. The task will be described in relation to the development of the Swedish library legislation and the evolution of library plans as an administrative phenomenon. The analytical focus in the article is the concept of use as applied in government practice and library practice. The empirical material consists of documents reflecting the enforcement of use of plans and evaluation of use of plans, and of qualitative interviews with library staff reflecting plans in library practice. The analysis shows how government practice in combination with library practice creates an administrative habit regarding the use, and evaluation of use of plans. Nonetheless the government practice has the first word in deciding which concepts should dominate the library administration. In the concluding discussion we argue the current library administration – and the concepts such as plans, use of plans and plan evaluation, dominating that administration – might be altered if there would be alternatives to the current administrative trends with strong influences from market economy logics.

National Category
Cultural Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230778 (URN)
Available from: 2014-08-29 Created: 2014-08-29 Last updated: 2017-12-05
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