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Title:Research-Practice Partnerships: Reaching Underserved Students in the School Library
Author(s):Soulen, Rita
Subject(s):Collection development
Continuing education
School libraries
Abstract:The media coordinators in one school district undertook a year-long action research project to increase diversity of materials in their library collections and the use of these diverse materials. This study will document and describe their efforts within a researchpractice partnership, while also providing an analysis of the change in practice over time from pre- to post-intervention. Content analysis will be used to evaluate purchase orders made prior to the interventions. Interventions to increase diverse collections and programming will be instituted by the lead media specialist. During the action research project, the media coordinators used diversity tools to analyze their collections. Content analysis will again be used to evaluate purchase orders made after the interventions were implemented. Interviews of school librarians and the lead media specialist will provide thick description of change in materials purchasing and use due to professional development interventions.
Issue Date:2020-10-13
Series/Report:School Libraries
Collection Development
Continuing Education
Education Programs/schools
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-10-09

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