Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science ISSN: 2435-8495
三田図書館・情報学会 Mita Society for Library and Information Science
〒108‒8345 東京都港区三田2‒15‒45 慶應義塾大学文学部図書館・情報学専攻内 c/o Keio University, 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan
Library and Information Science 82: 1-22 (2019)

原著論文Original Article

学校図書館の選書業務における担当者の意識の構造と課題公立中学校の学校図書館担当者へのインタビュー調査をもとにStructure of staff awareness and challenges in the resource selection in school libraries: Interview survey of school library staff in public junior high schools

筑波大学大学院図書館情報メディア研究科Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba ◇ 〒305-8550 茨城県つくば市春日一丁目2番地 ◇ Kasuga 1-2, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8550, Japan

受付日:2019年1月30日Received: January 30, 2019
受理日:2019年9月25日Accepted: September 25, 2019
発行日:2019年12月30日Published: December 30, 2019




Purpose: This research aimed at identifying the structure of awareness of the staff that selects resources for school libraries in junior high schools and at examining the current conditions and associated challenges of the work of selecting resources.

Methods: A semi-structured interview survey was conducted with 20 school library staff members who are in charge of selecting resources for the libraries by mainly asking questions about the primary task of selecting resources. Each interview lasted for 60‒90 minutes, and a qualitative data analysis method was used to analyze the interview data.

Results: Staff awareness, which influences their selection task, could be categorized into the following five concepts: the library’s function, rules for selection, the method of selection, balance required in the resource selection process, and risks associated with the selection. Subsequently, it became possible to identify how these concepts are formed. Furthermore, a cross-sectional analysis of the obtained data regarding the challenges of resource selection work helped deduce that there are two general problems that are seen as particularly important issues associated with the resource selection task: improvement of the staff’s required skills and staff time available for the task.

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