Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


The purpose of this study was to research the planning procedures undertaken during the design and development of the Janesville Consolidated School District's K-12 School library facility. This research focused on the importance of building a new K-12 school library, in a small rural school setting, while emphasis on the planning procedures and the analysis of its layout/design, and overall effectiveness.

The methodology the researcher used for this study was a narrative design, in order to collect data that occurred over twelve months. The researcher interviewed fourteen key stakeholders that had adequate experience and/or a leadership role regarding the facility project and its development. Field texts, photographs, newspaper articles, board meeting minutes, and various documents were gathered by the researcher to further narrate and understand the facility planning procedures. The data were compared and analyzed.

The library planning data gathered by the researcher indicated that there were benefits and limitations to the facility design and development, as a result of the procedures that took place.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of School Library Studies

First Advisor

Barbara Safford


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