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On Libraries

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Sunniva Evjen

on 12 November 2014

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Transcript of On Libraries

On Libraries in
Urban Space
Point of departure, research interests, and ideas

Sunniva Evjen, PhD,
Associate professor @ OAUC
PLACE: Public Libraries as Arenas for Citizenship
Pont of departure

"Placing the public library - a qualitative analysis
of political perceptions"

PhD: Politicians and the urban library project (2012)
Use of urban libraries:

Central libraries - and branch libraries

Norway: New preamble in Library Act (2014):

§1 Objective: Public libraries shall be responsible for promoting knowledge, education and other cultural activities through active dissemination and by providing access to and making available books and other media, free of charge, to everyone residing in Norway.

Public libraries are independent meeting places and arenas for public discourse and debate.

Each library shall in its services to children and adults stress the importance of providing high-quality, comprehensive and up-to-date material.
Library activities shall be directed towards the public and the services shall be publicized.

Public libraries are part of a national library system.
and services
What happens
Main library vs.
branch libraries
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