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ERIC Number: EJ994350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-2165-1019
Resource Provisions of a High School Library Collection
Collins, Karla B.; Doll, Carol A.
School Library Research, v15 2012
The mission of the school library "is to ensure students and staff are effective users of ideas and information" (AASL 2009, 8). The school library collection should, therefore, support instruction throughout the school. However, teachers do not always understand the potential value of the resources available. This research explored perceptions teachers held about the instructional role of the school library collection. Two surveys and a set of interviews yielded data to document the perceptions of teachers at one high school. Results showed that teachers: used and saw students use more digital than print materials; downplayed the value of textbooks; and spent a large amount of time finding quality resources for instruction, often without the inclusion of library resources or assistance of librarians. (Contains 3 figures and 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; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A