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

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Female sexuality in current young adult literature, Joanna M. Freking-Smith

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Readers' advisory program for non proficient readers, Lisa Gogel

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A selective annotated list of reading promotion events recommended for elementary students, Nicole Nadine Guldager

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A twist on happily ever after : Fractured fairy tales for young adults, Kathryn Hale

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E-readers and struggling middle school readers, Abigail L. Hendrickson

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Content analysis of two libraries resources for supporting primary economics instruction, Lindsey J. Hilts

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Online audiobook reference guide for Iowa elementary school librarians, Kerry LeWarne

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Makerspaces and the Iowa Core: Connections in a high school library, Tracie Marshall

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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

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

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The 1930s: The Great Depression and beyond ; an annotated bibliography, Tydra Corbin

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The impact of school library circulation policy change: A case study, Kristen Downes

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Middle school leisure reading selection: Influences during selection and implications for school library programs, Jessica A. Elliot

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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

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ELA teacher perceptions of the school librarian's role in standards implementation, Franny Frey

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Genrifying the school library's fiction collection, Andrea Hora

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Poverty and homelessness : A content analysis of children's nonfiction literature, Christine Newell

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Teacher librarians & literacy coaches: Their roles in reading support, Nicole N. Ruthaivilavan

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Student achievement in the area of inquiry learning with the implementation of 1:1 iPads, Denise Shekleton

Submissions from 2014

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

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The collaborative relationship between teacher librarians and public librarians, Jennifer J. Keltner

Submissions from 2013

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Teacher perceptions of graphic novels, Katherine Block

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Portrayal of Latinos in young adult fiction, Jennifer Cole

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

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Iowa core technology integration: A resource for kindergarten through second grade teachers, Shalyn Huerter

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A comparison of print and e-book texts with 4th grade students to evaluate comprehension and motivation, Sarah Johnson

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

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A selective annotated bibliography of materials recommended for junior high classrooms regarding resistance during the Holocaust, Katharine Mulfinger

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101 books for youth that feature hunters & hunting, Leann Seddon

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Scheduled library visits and reading achievement, David Stanfield

Submissions from 2012

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Teens Read book trailers, Jill Besler

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Influence of digital communication on young adult contemporary fiction, Melissa J. Dagel

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Multicultural picture books: Windows and mirrors, Dawn M. Goodale

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Access versus circulation for kindergarten students, Linda Johnson

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School library circulation records: What do they reveal about boys' reading preferences?, Chelsea Sims

Submissions from 2011

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Supervision in the school library program: Administrator expectations of paraprofessionals and traveling teacher librarians, Dixie Forcht

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Life of chaos, life of hope: Dystopian literature for young adults, Lisa Newgard

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Are students ready for post-secondary research?, Paula Winward

Submissions from 2010

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Designing a library program to increase the number of fourth grade reading goals, Jodonna Carlson

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Self-censorship in Iowa elementary libraries, Lacey Fliger

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Cloning in young adult fiction, Jennifer L. Kehoe

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Sheldon community history traveling trunk project, Jan M. Kinderknecht

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Educating a school community implementing a one-to-one laptop learning initiative, Shannon McClintock Miller

Submissions from 2009

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The portrayal of Asian intercountry adoptees in children's literature, Rachel A. Burrow

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Remember me always, love you forever: A mother's memory book, Katie Houselog

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Princesses persevere: Seeking representations of gender equity in modern fairy tales, Erin Becker McConnell

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The portrayal of volunteer firefighters in children's literature, Jamie Noack

Submissions from 2008

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School library orientation: Introducing teachers to the roles and services of teacher librarians, Allison Emery

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An herbal ABC book: A contribution to information available to children and adults, Linda Jo Kirkland

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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

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The portrayal of bullying in young adult fiction novels, Deanna L. Weber

Submissions from 2006

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An investigation of the elderly in fiction for young people, Deborah Louise Berthelsen

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

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A textual analysis of the role of women in historical fiction for young people, Jennifer Youngblut Gassman

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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

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

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

Submissions from 2002

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Characteristics and concepts of Muslims as portrayed in children's fictional literature, Judy Diane Kingery

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

Submissions from 1996

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Integrating World Wide Web searching skills into world geography information skills curriculum, Karla Kay Steege

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