Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the Iowa Locator was being used by students and teachers to identify materials which are then requested through interlibrary loan in the ninety-three school library media centers that had the Locator available from August through December of 1995.
This was a descriptive study using a questionnaire survey methodology. The population for this study was identified as the ninety-three school library media centers that have the Iowa Locator.
The findings indicated that only 75% of the school library media centers that had the Iowa Locator had patrons request materials through interlibrary loan. Only 41.9% of the school library media centers had requested materials for their patrons at the rate of at least one request per twenty patrons. School library media centers that had their holdings included on the Iowa Locator were receiving and filling interlibrary loan requests for patrons from other libraries.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Barbara R. Safford
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©1996 Debra A. Peterson
Peterson, Debra A., "Use of the Iowa Locator in School Library Media Classes" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 3951.