Full dissertation – A Malawian school library: culture, literacy and reader development

Here is the full dissertation I submitted for my Library and Information Management MSc at University of the West of England (click on the link below), the title of which is:

Library Aid to Developing Countries : A case study investigating how a Western literary library model is integrated into a Sub-Saharan African oral culture within the Malawian primary education system.

Johanna Anderson Dissertation

I was very excited to receive the LIRG Student Award 2010 for my research. Thank you LIRG!

If you don’t fancy reading it, it has lots of nice pictures in it of the awe-inspiring village I stayed in and of my Malawian friends you can look at. Please feel free to leave feedback or ask questions.


12 responses to this post.

  1. Well done!


  2. Posted by yn on August 18, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I am interested in your research (from Japan!). Can I print this out? I couldn’t manage that. Thanks.


  3. […] If you want to find out more about Johanna’s research her full dissertation can be found here. Share this:ShareFacebookTwitterDiggPrintStumbleUponRedditEmailLinkedInLike this:LikeBe the first […]


  4. Posted by Peter Moll on May 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Unless I am mistaken, there was no active link in that ILIG post – just a series of social networks on which, presumably, a link to the dissertation might be found. A direct link, if possible, would be appreciated
    Peter Moll
    Chancellor College, Zomba, Malawi 1977-1981


  5. Hi Peter, I think the ILIG post was referring you to this page because if you look at this blog post above and click on “Johanna Anderson Dissertation” it will allow you to access my full dissertation. I hope this helps? Please let me know if you have any problems accessing it.


  6. Posted by Peter Moll on May 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Now found:
    Johanna”s evocative photographs beautifully complement her text;

    Peter Moll
    Readers’ Services Librarian, Chancellor College, University of Malawi, 1977-1981


  7. Thank you very much for your kind comment Peter. It was impossible to take a bad picture there as the place was so stunningly beautiful!


  8. […] I was pleased to be asked to speak about my MSc dissertation at the New Professionals event being held at University of the West of England tomorrow evening. My MSc dissertation was about libraries and international development. It investigates the role libraries and librarians have to play in furthering international development. I won’t bore you with all the details of my findings here in this post but you can have a read of the dissertation if you are interested as I have published it on my blog. […]


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