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The study considered whether changing the physical location of paperback books on the shelf from an eye-level position to a lower position on the shelves significantly affected the selection of books as measured by the number of charges of these books by sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at the South Tama Middle School library in Toledo, Iowa. A sample representing 20 percent of the paperback collection was selected and tracked over two, nine-week sessions in alternating eye-level and foot­ level locations to determine if there was a significant effect on selection by location. A chi-square (.05) analysis of the data indicated that there is a strong relationship between location on the shelves and likelihood of selection by patrons, and suggests that books at or near eye-level are more likely to be selected by this student population than those at foot-level.

Year of Submission

1991

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of Library Studies

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Date Original

1991

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1 PDF (iii, 24 pages)

Language

en

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application/pdf

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