Open Access Graduate Research Paper
This research study surveyed Iowa school library media specialists in order to assess their use of the Internet as an information source. It also tested the importance of training and location of the Internet connection as contributions to the use of the Internet as an information source.
This study provides a status report on the number of Iowa school library media specialists using the Internet as an information source. The research reached four conclusions: 1) the majority (79.78%) of Iowa school library media specialists with Internet connections in their schools use the Internet as an information source, 2) the majority (59.78%) of these Iowa school library media specialists who use the Internet as an information source have an Internet access point in the media center, 3) only a minority (8.17%) of these Iowa school library media specialists who use the Internet as an information source had some formal college or university Internet training, and 4) just under a majority ( 44.52%) of these Iowa school library media specialists who use the Internet for information are using the World-Wide Web regularly to daily.
This study, using Iowa data for comparison, provides school personnel with background for the creation and support of those training and Internet conditions most likely to result in information use of an Internet connection.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
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©1996 Patricia Moore
Moore, Patricia, "Use of the Internet as an Information Source by Iowa K-12 Public School Library Media Specialists" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 3872.