Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


Libraries--Iowa--Iowa City--Staff manuals; School libraries--Iowa--Iowa City--Employees--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Secretaries--Iowa--Iowa City--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Library technicians--Iowa--Iowa City--Handbooks, manuals, etc.;


The purpose of this project was to create a document that can be used as both a training guide and reference handbook containing of the some basic philosophical and practical information needed for library secretaries in the Iowa City Community School District to perform their jobs as effectively and efficiently as possible. This training guide and reference handbook is presented in two parts. Part 1: Principles of Librarianship, and Part 2: Destiny Basics. Library policies and procedures that are supported by professional organizations and publications have integrity. The goal of Part 1: Principles of Librarianship is to provide ICCSD library secretaries with an understanding of the professional beliefs upon which a number of frequently-questioned library policies and procedures are based. As per the literature reviewed for this project, attention to organizational values during the orientation process is likely to lead to increased commitment to the organization. Specifically, an increased understanding of the beliefs behind library policies and procedures will increase the likelihood that ICCSD library secretaries will be supportive of and in compliance with the policies and procedures that have been put in place. With the widely varied job qualifications and responsibilities expected of library secretaries in the Iowa City Community School District, assuming such a position has the potential to quickly become overwhelming. The purpose of Part 2: Destiny Basics is to provide the newly-hired library secretaries in the Iowa City Community School District with easy-to-follow instructions, both in written and visual forms, for the majority of tasks that are essential during the first month of a new school year.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of School Library Studies

First Advisor

Jean Donham

Date Original


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1 PDF file (35 pages)



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