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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Children's audiobooks; Reading (Elementary); Libraries--Special collections--Children's audiobooks;

Abstract

One of the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL, 2007) common beliefs purports that reading is a window to the world and that students can read through any format. However, access to audiobooks in school libraries remains limited due to difficulties with funding and accessibility. The purpose of this research project was to provide a resource for teacher librarians using audiobooks for the first time or who are seeking assistance with purchasing, borrowing, or connecting to audiobooks. It is also for experienced users seeking a complete guide to the variety of audiobooks available through Iowa libraries. the research project includes a guide to navigating Bridges (Iowa's elibrary), a beginner's guide to using audiobooks, equipment information, sources for education and popular audiobooks, promotional materials, and funding possibilities. This project will be shared with Iowa school librarians.

Date of Award

2016

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of School Library Studies

First Advisor

Karla Krueger

Date Original

8-2016

Object Description

1 PDF file (42 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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