Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards' certification process on the instructional strategies of teacher librarians. This research focused on practicing teacher librarians from Illinois and Iowa who were National Board certified in the area of Library Media prior to 2008. A quantitative survey was created, administered, and results were compiled using tables.

The survey questions included simple yes and no responses as well as narrative responses. The data were organized and analyzed. The researcher determined an overall positive response toward the National Board certification process and its impact on instructional practices based on the survey results.

This was the first opportunity for many National Board certified teacher librarians to document the effects of the certification process on their instructional strategies. This study provides a foundation for discussions regarding the importance of teacher librarians in today's schools, the relationship between national standards and best practices in the field, and the effects of the National Board Certification process on the instructional practices of teacher librarians.

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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