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 2023

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Diversity in Collections Utilizing Accelerated Reader Programs, Leah Cahill Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Parent Perceptions of Support from the School Library, Heather Garrett Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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No One Will Love You If You Are Fat, Mary Lynn Gerzema Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Promoting Social-Emotional Development in Elementary Children Through the Use of Quality Picture Books: A Content Analysis, Shauna Mostek Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Writing a Short Science Fiction Novel for Young Adults, Cheryl Robson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Van Buren County Mothers as Readers and Role Models for Tomorrow’s Literate Children, Kristin Anne Steingreaber Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Stereotypes of the Native American Found in Young Adult Literature, Kim D. Zelhart Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An Examination of the Criteria for the Iowa Children's Choice Award List, Jessica Zimmerman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Reading Interests and Attitudes of the Iowa Governor’s Summer Institute Participants, 1991, Rosemary Cortright Zimmerman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2022

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Teacher librarian influence on students' self-selection of books, Elizabeth A. Nelson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of Native Americans and Native culture in children's picture books, Janace Nester Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Pleasure reading workshop: Meeting SEL competencies based on sustained (and maybe not so silent) reading, Lora Sink Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The influence of book talks on reader engagement in fourth grade students, Jennifer Smith Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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A case study of the impact a pleasure reading curriculum has on students' passion for reading, Danielle M. Wolfe Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Hey! That's how I feel! A qualitative content analysis of anxiety in middle grade literature, Heather M. Wood Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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)

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Examining the impact a teacher librarian has on students' self-selection strategies, Stefanie Throndson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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 2018

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Embracing New Experiences: Young Adult Literature About the Immigrant Experience, Ashley Hoppenjan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Depression and Anxiety in Current Middle Grade Fiction: Finding Quality, Authentic Portrayals for Use in Bibliotherapy, Tonia Sandersfeld-Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Information Literacy: Expectations of High School Students in Joint Enrollment Courses, Steven Witmer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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Book selection approaches and the middle school student, Sara Fischer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Reading Aloud to Tweens and Teens to Create Empathy: A Functional Criteria, Elizabeth Good 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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How fifth grade elementary students select books, Tiffany Evans Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The Usefulness of Graphic Novels as Information Sources for Nonfiction Reading, Sarah Holub Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The Perceptions of Teacher Librarians and Principals Regarding the Role of the Teacher Librarian in the Implementation of the Iowa Multi-Tiered System of Supports, Katy A. Kauffman 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

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Technology's Role in Inquiry-Based Learning, Melissa Mulder 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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A WebQuest for the Instruction of Appropriate Online Behavior, Susan Heilig 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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Misconceptions of the Teacher Librarian Role, Mary Junker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Collaboration of the Teacher Librarian and the Classroom Teacher to Incorporate Literature and Information Literacy Skills into a Sixth Grade Social Studies Unit, Susan A. Klett Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Library Paraeducators' Training: Assumptions or Facts?, Virginia H. Knapp Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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Young Adult Memoir Dealing with Alcohol, Abuse, Infidelity, Violence and Poverty, Kelly Reinhold Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of Characters with Disabilities within K-6 Fictional Literature, Katie Roling Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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