Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


The current perception of the teacher librarian's role in our Central Iowa school district is quite different than the role suggested in the professional research. Students leaving high school do not have the inquiry and evaluation skills expected at the postsecondary level (Donham, 2014). Students spend their free time using technology, but not for academic or voluntary reading (Igbokwe & Obidike, 2012). It is evident that the Common Core's focus on information inquiry and literacy, technology use, and pleasure reading are all facets of the teacher librarian's desired curriculum, but creating a curriculum where the three complement each other rather than compete is challenging and time consuming.

The research based project is a proposed curriculum for a Central Iowa school district. The curriculum design was based upon the following criteria: The administration's vision for the teacher librarian, desired collaboration of 6-12 content-area teachers, and the Common Core Standards aligned with the AASL Standards.

New or experienced teacher librarians can use this curriculum as a resource to help create or update their own curriculums. While the content and timeframes are specific to our Central Iowa school district, the ideas of collaboration, tools, and book recommendations could be modified for any content or situation.

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Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Joan Bessman Taylor


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