Your Library Ain't Like Mine: Perceptions of Quality School Library Programming From Library Professionals
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
There are few instances in which school library professionals are able to give input as to what constitutes a quality school library media program. This study seeks to determine if there are key differences in perceptions of school library programming from school library personnel who are licensed as opposed to those who do not share that distinction. Additionally, this study also seeks to determine if there are statistically significant differences between school library personnel who are employed in Title I eligible schools versus school library personnel who are not employed in such schools. The data were collected via a cross sectional survey. The target population for the administered survey were the school library media professionals in the state of North Carolina. The sampling frame was the school library media professionals from the Dewey County NC Public School District (pseudonym). School library media professionals in this instance consisted of licensed school library media specialists, non-licensed school library media assistants, technology facilitators or any staff member permanently assigned to work in the school media center. The data were analyzed by determining the frequency of responses and by means of an independent samples t-test. Literature regarding the essential elements of school library services were expounded upon in detail during this study. The elements included were certified school library media specialists, print and electronic resources, school library accessibility and quality school library programming. Moreover, the theoretical perspectives of Michel Foucault and Paulo Freire and how they can be applied to the field of library and information science was also explored. This study comprises the major findings discovered in relation to this study as well as recommendations for future research in the area of school libraries. Research in this field is sorely needed as additional studies can effectively add to the body of research. Such research can inform key stakeholders of the importance of school libraries and school librarians. This study concludes with recommendations for all those who have an interest in maintaining school library services to students.
INDEPENDENT SAMPLES T-TESTLIBRARYLIBRARY PROGRAMMINGSCHOOL LIBRARY
Curriculum & Instruction
Ahlgrim-Delzell, LynnFitchett, PaulStarker Glass, Tehia
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2018.
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