Research Seminars in LIS

Time: 2016-02-08, 14:30 — 16:00
Location: D519
Event Type: Seminar

Performing the school librarian: using Butler and performativity on school librarian practices and identities.

Ulrika Centerwall

The paper presents a small scale study on how school librarians reflect on their work and profession. Empirical data from fourteen semi-structured qualitative interviews with school librarians at award-winning Swedish secondary and upper secondary school libraries have been used. This is analyzed in relation to the concept of performativity and performative resignification.

Ulrika Centerwall is a PhD student at The Swedish School of Library and Information Science and a member of The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS).