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Den nöjda och osynliga bibliotekarien : Myt och verklighet - Vad är trivsel för bibliotekarier?

Lähdevirta, Riitta (2001)
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Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to explore the job satisfaction of librarians and try to nuance stereotypes, which the public has and which still exist in massmedia concerning librarians and their work. The study is qualitative and based mainly on semistructured interviews with ten libraries born between 1937s and 1973s of which eight are women and two men. Furthermore, I have divided them into two groups according to age in order to see if there are differencies between the older and the younger concerning job satisfaction. In addition, I have used participant observation to some extent. My assumption is that job satisfaction is effected both by individual factors and environmental factors at work. Besides, it is essential to job satisfaction... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to explore the job satisfaction of librarians and try to nuance stereotypes, which the public has and which still exist in massmedia concerning librarians and their work. The study is qualitative and based mainly on semistructured interviews with ten libraries born between 1937s and 1973s of which eight are women and two men. Furthermore, I have divided them into two groups according to age in order to see if there are differencies between the older and the younger concerning job satisfaction. In addition, I have used participant observation to some extent. My assumption is that job satisfaction is effected both by individual factors and environmental factors at work. Besides, it is essential to job satisfaction that librarians expectations correspond realistic circumstances at work. According to my study librarians are most often women. They enjoy their work and are generally satisfied. The best in their job is to work with people. In addition they have cultural and literary interest which added to their job satisfaction. Their most important duty and the one which is most appreciated, is to help library users to find what they need and to relate to them in a positive manner. In my study I have not found anything which confirms the stereotypes like: librarians are surly, only interested in litterature, have a boring job and wear her hair into a bund. These stereotypes, however, effect the librarians job satisfaction in a negative way and grieve them a sense of lack of esteem and invisibility. (Less)
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author
Lähdevirta, Riitta
supervisor
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year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
bibliotekarieyrket, stereotyper, fördomar, bibliotekarier, Documentation, information, library science, archivistics, Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation
language
Swedish
id
1334004
date added to LUP
2001-01-19
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2014-04-11 14:17:03
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to explore the job satisfaction of librarians and try to nuance stereotypes, which the public has and which still exist in massmedia concerning librarians and their work. The study is qualitative and based mainly on semistructured interviews with ten libraries born between 1937s and 1973s of which eight are women and two men. Furthermore, I have divided them into two groups according to age in order to see if there are differencies between the older and the younger concerning job satisfaction. In addition, I have used participant observation to some extent. My assumption is that job satisfaction is effected both by individual factors and environmental factors at work. Besides, it is essential to job satisfaction that librarians expectations correspond realistic circumstances at work. According to my study librarians are most often women. They enjoy their work and are generally satisfied. The best in their job is to work with people. In addition they have cultural and literary interest which added to their job satisfaction. Their most important duty and the one which is most appreciated, is to help library users to find what they need and to relate to them in a positive manner. In my study I have not found anything which confirms the stereotypes like: librarians are surly, only interested in litterature, have a boring job and wear her hair into a bund. These stereotypes, however, effect the librarians job satisfaction in a negative way and grieve them a sense of lack of esteem and invisibility.},
  author       = {Lähdevirta, Riitta},
  keyword      = {bibliotekarieyrket,stereotyper,fördomar,bibliotekarier,Documentation, information, library science, archivistics,Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den nöjda och osynliga bibliotekarien : Myt och verklighet - Vad är trivsel för bibliotekarier?},
  year         = {2001},
}