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ERIC Number: ED518552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Why Did a U.S. Secondary School District Retain Teacher-Librarians in a Time of Economic Crisis? A Case Study
Ewbank, Ann Dutton
International Association of School Librarianship, Paper presented at the School Library Association of Queensland and the International Association of School Librarianship Conference incorporating the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship (Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Sep 27-Oct 1, 2010)
The number of U.S. teacher-librarians has greatly diminished despite advocacy efforts by stakeholders. This case study investigated the factors that led governing board members in a mid-sized urban high school district to retain certified teacher-librarian positions despite a major economic crisis. Themes constructed through the analysis were: stakeholder involvement; transparency in communication; trust between district leadership and the governing board; a commitment to the district's core values; and the value placed on the school library program by the district's stakeholders. Future research should investigate school districts' decision-making processes in the retention of teacher-librarian positions during economic crises. (Contains 1 figure and 2 footnotes.)
International Association of School Librarianship. P.O. Box 83, Zillmere, Queensland 4034, Australia. Tel: +61-7-3216-5785; Fax: +61-7-3633-0570; e-mail: iasl@iasl-online.org; Web site: http://www.iasl-online.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association of School Librarianship (IASL); School Library Association of Queensland Inc. (SLAQ)
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; United States