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Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Karla Krueger

Keywords

Databases; Elementary school libraries--Collection development; School librarians;

Abstract

With so many reference materials available for the elementary public school library, making subscription reference database purchasing decisions can be an overwhelming task. The purpose of this research study was to examine how the 15 participating Iowa teacher librarians made subscription reference database purchasing decisions and the use they observe of various reference materials by students and staff influencing these decisions. To answer these questions, I conducted a survey asking Iowa public elementary school teacher librarians how they decided what to purchase and criteria they used for examining reference materials such as subscription reference databases. The population used for this study was certified Iowa teacher librarians who were working in the elementary library at least 20 hours per week.

Date of Award

2010

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

2010

Object Description

v, 81 p. : col. ill.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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