Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Children's audiobooks; Reading (Elementary); Libraries--Special collections--Children's audiobooks;
One of the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL, 2007) common beliefs purports that reading is a window to the world and that students can read through any format. However, access to audiobooks in school libraries remains limited due to difficulties with funding and accessibility. The purpose of this research project was to provide a resource for teacher librarians using audiobooks for the first time or who are seeking assistance with purchasing, borrowing, or connecting to audiobooks. It is also for experienced users seeking a complete guide to the variety of audiobooks available through Iowa libraries. the research project includes a guide to navigating Bridges (Iowa's elibrary), a beginner's guide to using audiobooks, equipment information, sources for education and popular audiobooks, promotional materials, and funding possibilities. This project will be shared with Iowa school librarians.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
1 PDF file (42 pages)
©2016 Kerry LeWarne
LeWarne, Kerry, "Online audiobook reference guide for Iowa elementary school librarians" (2016). Graduate Research Papers. 92.