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  • Student Privacy and Confidentiality, Book Censorship, and Intellectual Freedom in the School Library 

    Nawaz, Nataliya R. (2018-03-01)
    This thesis investigated three challenges a school library faces related to intellectual freedom; interpreting student privacy and confidentiality laws, efforts to censor school library materials, and the lack of a ...
  • An Analysis of Two Chamber-Wind Compositions by Paul Hindemith and Two Full Band Compositions by Frank Ticheli 

    Poquette, Jonathan (2017-02-01)
    In conducting recitals held on October of 2015 and April of 2016, four pieces— Angels in the Architecture, Wild Nights!, Kammermusik No. 7 Op. 46 no. 2 and Septett für Blasinstrumente —were performed at the University ...
  • “Voluptuous Narrative Pleasure”: An Inter-Textual Investigation of Suicide in  Revolutionary Road   

    Hughes, Heather (2016-02-24)
    In ​Revolutionary Road, April Wheeler links Richard Yates' novel of suburban suffering to a multi-­era, multi-­generic tradition of literary suicides. Thus, April Wheeler's fictional life and death are not only the produ ...
  • Inquiry Facilitates Reading and Comprehension of Informational Text 

    McCready, Barbara E. (2016-02-24)
    School libraries that serve as quiet study areas or book repositories are no longer serving learners in the K-12 school environment. Library learning commons provide a unique environment for students to create, play, ...
  • The Role of the School Library Learning Commons in the 21st Century 

    McGuane, Colleen M. (2016-02-24)
    School libraries that serve as quiet study areas or book repositories are no longer serving learners in the K-12 school environment. Library learning commons provide a unique environment for students to create, play, ...
  • Identifying and Promoting Diversity Awareness in YA Fiction 

    Biart, Christina P. (2016-02-24)
    One concurrent trend in both library science and education is promoting diversity in literature. This review of literature attempts to define and clarify the meaning of diversity in the context of young adult (YA) ...
  • Summer Reading Setback 

    Bent, Emily K. (2016-02-24)
    Students experience reading setback as a result of the three-month summer vacation from reading instruction in school. The problem of summer reading setback affects students’ ability to enter school in the fall reading ...
  • Digital Citizenship and Today's Online Student 

    Dillinger, Annette (2016-02-24)
    Technology in today’s society is ever, changing and with the ability to have readily available Internet access, students have found ways to communicate instantly online. This communication has led to new risk-taking ...
  • Theatre for Social Change as a Method to Empower Mexican Youth. 

    Gonzalez, Marcela A. Rodriguez (2016-02-24)
    Theatre has always been concerned with change: it seeks to transform individuals and communities. Practitioners around the world have been working to raise problems and generate questions about which type of changes ...
  • Deaf Theatre: A New Style 

    Fisher, Bronwyn E. (2016-02-24)
    Deaf Theatre as a style should be considered one of the many prominent movements within theatre history. A focus on theatre history is expanded to highlight elements within these movements, and compare them to Deaf ...
  • Learning Commons Versus Makerspaces 

    Wight, Katherine M. (2015-12-15)
    In recent years, learning commons and makerspaces have become important topics for school libraries in an effort to better prepare students for the demands of the 21st century. This paper reviews the definitions of each ...
  • Close Reading in Elementary Schools 

    Stout, Meredith R. (2015-12-15)
    As the Common Core State Standards mandate that students be capable of reading and analyzing complex texts, close reading has become a common instructional practice in middle school classrooms. Research shows that close ...
  • The Digital Divide and Its Effect on Student Learning 

    Smith, Tiesa M. (2015-12-15)
    The digital divide started when computers became available for personal use. The divide describes the gap between those who have access to technology and those who do not. This paper explores the reasons behind the digital ...
  • The Influence of Teacher and School Librarian Collaboration on Reading 

    Schlueter, Laura (2015-12-15)
    Increasing reading proficiency across content areas and grade levels is a goal of school districts across the United States. The school librarian as a collaborator can influence reading proficiency across content areas and ...
  • School Libraries as a Resource for the LBGTQ Student Community 

    Rhea, Leah Reid (2015-12-15)
    The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) student community is exponentially becoming more visible within schools. The school library can be a welcoming and helpful place for LGBTQ students. ...
  • School Librarians and Special Educators Working Together to Improve Student Achievement 

    McDaniel, Kelly A. (2015-12-15)
    The research in this literature review will show how the school library impacts special education, how special education teachers and librarians work as a team to improve student achievement, and how a librarian supports ...
  • Social Reading and the School Library 

    Lutz, Jillian E. (2015-12-14)
    This literature review examines previously published literature that addresses the use of social reading by the school librarian as a tool to promote literacy. This literature review focuses on three types of social reading: ...
  • Promoting Human Development through Play 

    Khaytin, Jane (2015-12-14)
    This review of literature was designed to show that play is an essential part of childhood and learning. Play is integral to human development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well ...
  • STEM Implementation in the School Library 

    Harris, Jeffrey B. (2015-12-14)
    Schools across the United States are placing an increased emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). School librarians, therefore, are working to discover ways of implementing STEM curricula in ...

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