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Avstånd och användning: en jämförande studie av lärares använding av skolbibliotek i undervisningen
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Distance and use : a comparative study of teachers' usage of school libraries in their teaching (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this Master thesis is to examine whether there is a connection between distance to the schoollibrary and the extent to which teachers are using it as an integral part of their teaching. The study aims to answerif the physical distance to the school library is affecting teachers' ways of working with the library, if it affects thecollaboration between teachers and librarians and finally if teachers that are using a school library outside theschool premises are doing so less as an integral part of their teaching compared to teachers that have access to aschool library within the schools premises.The study is based on qualitative interviews with six teachers in the intermediate stage of the nine-yearcompulsory school, of which three have access to a school library within the school premises and three haveaccess to a school library outside the school premises. The two groups of teachers are compared in order to findout if there is a connection between distance to the school library and the usage of it. Loertscher's school librarymedia program and teacher taxonomy have been used as a theoretical framework.The study shows that the teachers who use a school library within the school premises have a bettercollaboration with the librarians than the ones who use a school library outside the school premises. The studyalso show that theese libraries are an integral part of the teaching to a higher degree. However, it is not shownbeyond doubt that the physical distance to the library is the determining factor for the teacher's results. Otherfactors, such as the fact that the school libraries outside the school premises at the same time are functioning aspublic libraries, may also have influenced the result.This is a two years master's thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 67 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 626
Keyword [en]
School libraries, Teachers, Libraries and Schools, Public Libraries, Distances
Keyword [sv]
skolbibliotek, lärare, bibliotek och skola, folkbibliotek, avstånd
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-225646Local ID: 626OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-225646DiVA: diva2:721867
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Available from: 2014-06-10 Created: 2014-06-05 Last updated: 2014-06-10Bibliographically approved

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