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ERIC Number: EJ970025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-2165-1019
Motivators and Barriers to Sexual-Health Information Provision in High School Libraries: Perspectives from District-Level Library Coordinators and High School Principals
Richey, Jennifer
School Library Research, v15 2012
Adolescents who receive current, accurate, reliable, and balanced sexual-health information are more likely to express healthier sexual attitudes and engage in healthier sexual behaviors than adolescents receiving limited or no sexual-health information. High school librarians have the potential to help meet sexual-health information needs of their adolescent patrons, thereby contributing to a healthier society. This Delphi study explored the role of high school librarians as sexual-health information provider, as perceived by two groups who supervise them: district-level library coordinators and high school principals. The two groups expressed conflicting expectations about high school librarians' playing this role. Members of the groups identified twelve motivators and five barriers to sexual-health information provision in high school libraries, both supporting and further contributing to previous findings of related research. (Contains 2 tables.)
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 800-545-2433; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas