This collection contains Graduate Research Papers written by students in the Division of School Library Studies, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education.

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Submissions from 2021

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Mental illness representation in young adult literature, Ashley Aberle Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of characters with autism in picture books, Tara Amundson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Examining diversity in the Iowa Goldfinch Award, Jill M. Doyle Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The influence of book club conversations on reluctant or struggling readers, JaDee Jo Gloede Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Examining teacher librarians' impact on students' self-selection strategies, Sarah Gunsolley Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The portrayal of fathers in children's literature, Kate A. Hite Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Diverse representation within secondary-level state consortium-provided e-books, Jill McDonald Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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A case study of the impact of teacher librarian collaboration in the instruction of information literacy and digital citizenship on student achievement in inquiry skills, Abby M. Mussmann Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The historical and cultural accuracy of the Japanese internment camps in children's literature, Zoey Perrigo Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Portrayal of females in notable science trade books for children, Carolyn Proesch Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2020

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Representation of Native peoples in picture books about Christopher Columbus: A literary analysis, Mari Butler Abry Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Elementary school library program integration with art, literacy, and STEAM through makerspaces, Kristi Baldwin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of characters with physical disabilities in picture books, Emily Biederman Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Portrayal of Diverse Family Structures in Children's Literature, Beth Grafft Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Characterizing protagonists in graphic novels for teens, Danielle Lahr Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of immigration in fiction for grades 4-6, Melissa N. Marwedel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Three cases of makerspace integration in school library programs in conjunction with district initiatives: Literacy, design thinking, and STEAM, Sara Pflughaupt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Influence of book clubs on reading motivation for third through fifth grade students, Allyson Reister Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Trauma in children's literature, Kyra Ross Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An analysis of ADHD in middle grade and young adult literature, Sydney Schuler Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Representation of LGBTQ characters in 2019 young adult literature, Janelle M. Snyder Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Gazing at scattered stars: Immigration through the lens of elementary graphic literature, Jennifer K. Stanerson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Three cases of makerspace integration in school library programs in conjunction with district initiatives: STEAM, design thinking, and literacy, Lisa Tegels Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Culture in transitional chapter books: Assimilation or inclusion, Jeanette P. White Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2019

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Teacher perceptions of understaffed school libraries, Amanda Bonjour Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student engagement within the use of graphic novels, Melissa Felsenthal Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of females in agriculturally themed children's books, Malinda Mick Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2017

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Defying the odds: A research based reading program project guide, Megan Casey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Examining student selection behaviors with library fiction collections, Katie Delaney Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Dungeons and Dragons and literacy: The role tabletop role-playing games can play in developing teenagers' literacy skills and reading interests, Stefanie L. B. Kaylor Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher librarians and technology leadership, Jennifer Kizer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Recreational reading in secondary schools through book clubs, Briana White Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2016

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Supporting reading curriculum without restricting access to library materials: Resources for teacher librarians, Tricia Carty Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Female sexuality in current young adult literature, Joanna M. Freking-Smith Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Readers' advisory program for non proficient readers, Lisa Gogel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A selective annotated list of reading promotion events recommended for elementary students, Nicole Nadine Guldager Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A twist on happily ever after : Fractured fairy tales for young adults, Kathryn Hale Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The use of mentor texts to teach writing in kindergarten, first and second grades, Mary Heeringa Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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E-readers and struggling middle school readers, Abigail L. Hendrickson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Content analysis of two libraries resources for supporting primary economics instruction, Lindsey J. Hilts Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Online audiobook reference guide for Iowa elementary school librarians, Kerry LeWarne Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Makerspaces and the Iowa Core: Connections in a high school library, Tracie Marshall Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The need for a teacher librarian to take a leadership role in the implementation of supplemental reading program initiatives to achieve desired student outcomes, Mindy M. Reimer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2015

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The 21st century school teacher librarian: Trends in the Iowa school library survey data over the last decade, Emily Baltes Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The 1930s: The Great Depression and beyond ; an annotated bibliography, Tydra Corbin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of school library circulation policy change: A case study, Kristen Downes Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Middle school leisure reading selection: Influences during selection and implications for school library programs, Jessica A. Elliot Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An annotated bibliography of materials recommended for middle school classrooms regarding the multiple perspectives on the causes of the American Civil War, Emma Folland Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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ELA teacher perceptions of the school librarian's role in standards implementation, Franny Frey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Genrifying the school library's fiction collection, Andrea Hora Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Poverty and homelessness : A content analysis of children's nonfiction literature, Christine Newell Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher librarians & literacy coaches: Their roles in reading support, Nicole N. Ruthaivilavan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student achievement in the area of inquiry learning with the implementation of 1:1 iPads, Denise Shekleton Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2014

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An investigation of adolescent boys' dispositions toward leisure reading, Julie Barnett Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Influencing incoming fourth graders' reading habits through a summer literature circle: A case study, Brandy E. Bingman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Why don't they read?, Cynde Duncan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The collaborative relationship between teacher librarians and public librarians, Jennifer J. Keltner Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2013

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Cold Shoulder: An Alaskan adventure, Christine C. Berlin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher perceptions of graphic novels, Katherine Block Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Getting graphic: Exploring the inferential thinking skills that are required to comprehend graphic novels, Angela Brauns Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of Latinos in young adult fiction, Jennifer Cole Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A training guide and reference handbook for elementary school library secretaries in the Iowa City Community School District, Lisa Collier Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Library instruction designed to support core curriculum, Julie Courter Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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College freshmen dispositional readiness: Examining the perceptions, Jennifer Dovre Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Iowa core technology integration: A resource for kindergarten through second grade teachers, Shalyn Huerter Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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A comparison of print and e-book texts with 4th grade students to evaluate comprehension and motivation, Sarah Johnson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Portrayal of agriculture in children's literature: Contemporary stories in picture books, traditional tales, and nonfiction, Kathryn S. Koller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A selective annotated bibliography of materials recommended for junior high classrooms regarding resistance during the Holocaust, Katharine Mulfinger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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101 books for youth that feature hunters & hunting, Leann Seddon Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Scheduled library visits and reading achievement, David Stanfield Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2012

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Teens Read book trailers, Jill Besler Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Early Algona: A digital story, Kathy Bottaro Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Parental perspective on technology integration in PK-2 in a rural community school, Stephanie L. Callan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The influence of digital communication on young adult contemporary fiction, Melissa J. Dagel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Multicultural picture books: Windows and mirrors, Dawn M. Goodale Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Access versus circulation for kindergarten students, Linda Johnson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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School library circulation records: What do they reveal about boys' reading preferences?, Chelsea Sims Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2011

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Accelerated reader and sustained silent reading's impact on students' motivation to read, Amy Benedict Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Connecting children's quilt literature with the Iowa Core Curriculum social studies standards, Suzanne D. Burris Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The presence of gender stereotypes in children's picture book illustrations, Jenahlee Chamberlain Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Immigration as portrayed in literature for youth, April A. Crowder Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Supervision in the school library program: Administrator expectations of paraprofessionals and traveling teacher librarians, Dixie Forcht Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Life of chaos, life of hope: Dystopian literature for young adults, Lisa Newgard Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Are students ready for post-secondary research?, Paula Winward Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2010

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The unforgettable June 2008 Cedar River flood, Keri Annis Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A research project contributing to African American children's literature based in the 1950s time period in Midwestern culture, Paula Noelle Bolander Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fifth grade student learning and interest in the American Revolution through reading graphic novels compared to reading biography or other nonfiction books, Kari Bosma Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fifth grade student learning and interest in the American Revolution through reading graphic novels compared to reading biography or other nonfiction books, Kari Bosma Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The portrayal of grandparents as caregivers in young adult fiction, Susan Christine Bunch Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Designing a library program to increase the number of fourth grade reading goals, Jodonna Carlson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Self-censorship in Iowa elementary libraries, Lacey Fliger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cloning in young adult fiction, Jennifer L. Kehoe Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Sheldon community history traveling trunk project, Jan M. Kinderknecht Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Educating a school community implementing a one-to-one laptop learning initiative, Shannon McClintock Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2009

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The portrayal of Asian intercountry adoptees in children's literature, Rachel A. Burrow Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The portrayal of teenage sexuality in young adult literature, Carolyn Marie Carr Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The 4-1-1 on adolescents' attitudes toward the 5-0 and the portrayal of law enforcement officials in young adult literature, Amy Chopard Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A portrayal of the modern day dairy farm in children's literature, Bridget Donlon Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Remember me always, love you forever: A mother's memory book, Katie Houselog Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Princesses persevere: Seeking representations of gender equity in modern fairy tales, Erin Becker McConnell Open Access Graduate Research Paper