This collection contains Graduate Research Papers written by students in the Division of School Library Studies, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education.

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Submissions from 2016

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Supporting reading curriculum without restricting access to library materials: Resources for teacher librarians, Tricia Carty Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Female sexuality in current young adult literature, Joanna M. Freking-Smith Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Readers' advisory program for non proficient readers, Lisa Gogel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A selective annotated list of reading promotion events recommended for elementary students, Nicole Nadine Guldager Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A twist on happily ever after : Fractured fairy tales for young adults, Kathryn Hale Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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E-readers and struggling middle school readers, Abigail L. Hendrickson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Content analysis of two libraries resources for supporting primary economics instruction, Lindsey J. Hilts Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Online audiobook reference guide for Iowa elementary school librarians, Kerry LeWarne Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Makerspaces and the Iowa Core: Connections in a high school library, Tracie Marshall Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The need for a teacher librarian to take a leadership role in the implementation of supplemental reading program initiatives to achieve desired student outcomes, Mindy M. Reimer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2015

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The 21st century school teacher librarian: Trends in the Iowa school library survey data over the last decade, Emily Baltes Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The 1930s: The Great Depression and beyond ; an annotated bibliography, Tydra Corbin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of school library circulation policy change: A case study, Kristen Downes Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Middle school leisure reading selection: Influences during selection and implications for school library programs, Jessica A. Elliot Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An annotated bibliography of materials recommended for middle school classrooms regarding the multiple perspectives on the causes of the American Civil War, Emma Folland Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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ELA teacher perceptions of the school librarian's role in standards implementation, Franny Frey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Genrifying the school library's fiction collection, Andrea Hora Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Poverty and homelessness : A content analysis of children's nonfiction literature, Christine Newell Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher librarians & literacy coaches: Their roles in reading support, Nicole N. Ruthaivilavan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student achievement in the area of inquiry learning with the implementation of 1:1 iPads, Denise Shekleton Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2014

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Influencing incoming fourth graders' reading habits through a summer literature circle: A case study, Brandy E. Bingman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The collaborative relationship between teacher librarians and public librarians, Jennifer J. Keltner Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2013

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Teacher perceptions of graphic novels, Katherine Block Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of Latinos in young adult fiction, Jennifer Cole Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A training guide and reference handbook for elementary school library secretaries in the Iowa City Community School District, Lisa Collier Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Iowa core technology integration: A resource for kindergarten through second grade teachers, Shalyn Huerter Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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A comparison of print and e-book texts with 4th grade students to evaluate comprehension and motivation, Sarah Johnson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Portrayal of agriculture in children's literature: Contemporary stories in picture books, traditional tales, and nonfiction, Kathryn S. Koller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A selective annotated bibliography of materials recommended for junior high classrooms regarding resistance during the Holocaust, Katharine Mulfinger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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101 books for youth that feature hunters & hunting, Leann Seddon Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Scheduled library visits and reading achievement, David Stanfield Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2012

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Teens Read book trailers, Jill Besler Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Influence of digital communication on young adult contemporary fiction, Melissa J. Dagel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Multicultural picture books: Windows and mirrors, Dawn M. Goodale Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Access versus circulation for kindergarten students, Linda Johnson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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School library circulation records: What do they reveal about boys' reading preferences?, Chelsea Sims Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2011

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Supervision in the school library program: Administrator expectations of paraprofessionals and traveling teacher librarians, Dixie Forcht Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Life of chaos, life of hope: Dystopian literature for young adults, Lisa Newgard Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Are students ready for post-secondary research?, Paula Winward Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2010

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Designing a library program to increase the number of fourth grade reading goals, Jodonna Carlson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Self-censorship in Iowa elementary libraries, Lacey Fliger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cloning in young adult fiction, Jennifer L. Kehoe Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Sheldon community history traveling trunk project, Jan M. Kinderknecht Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Educating a school community implementing a one-to-one laptop learning initiative, Shannon McClintock Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2009

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The portrayal of Asian intercountry adoptees in children's literature, Rachel A. Burrow Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Remember me always, love you forever: A mother's memory book, Katie Houselog Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Princesses persevere: Seeking representations of gender equity in modern fairy tales, Erin Becker McConnell Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The portrayal of volunteer firefighters in children's literature, Jamie Noack Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2008

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School library orientation: Introducing teachers to the roles and services of teacher librarians, Allison Emery Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An herbal ABC book: A contribution to information available to children and adults, Linda Jo Kirkland Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School librarians are teachers too!: University of Northern Iowa teacher education majors and their perceptions of the role of the school librarian, Colleen Nelson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The portrayal of bullying in young adult fiction novels, Deanna L. Weber Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2006

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An investigation of the elderly in fiction for young people, Deborah Louise Berthelsen Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Harry Potter: A comparison of the characters, themes, setting and plot with the Arthurian legend, Diane L. Engbretson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A textual analysis of the role of women in historical fiction for young people, Jennifer Youngblut Gassman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The availability of young adult fiction containing overt gay and lesbian characters in secondary schools in Northeast Iowa Area Education Agency 1, Misty Dawn Gray Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2004

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Developing state guidelines for school library media programs in Iowa: Plans for progress into the 21st century, Becky Stover Johnson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Plans for progress into the 21st century: A guide to planning for school library media programs, Becky Stover Johnson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2002

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Characteristics and concepts of Muslims as portrayed in children's fictional literature, Judy Diane Kingery Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 1999

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A qualitative analysis of the Dakota in histories of the late nineteenth century written for middle school students, Mary Lou Weber Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 1996

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Integrating World Wide Web searching skills into world geography information skills curriculum, Karla Kay Steege Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 1977

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A history of the Department of Library Science at the University of Northern Iowa, 1948-1968, Myral A. S. Gilson Open Access Graduate Research Paper