M.A. in School and Public Librarianship
Special Educational Services/Instruction
College of Education
Willett, Holly G.
Educational technology; Public libraries; School libraries
Library and Information Science
The purpose of this study was to show the benefits of collaboration between school libraries and public libraries with a focus upon how technology was a catalyst in creating those partnerships. Through case study methodology, two elementary schools which are recipients of a wide area network though the public library were examined. The development of the network, the public library's role, and the school staff's perceptions of the service which provides Internet and database access were examined. Advantages such as positive outreach from the public library to an underserved public and provision of otherwise cost-prohibitive databases and electronic reference sources to the schools were included in the major findings of the study.
Puckett, Karen M., "Using technology to create partnerships among school libraries and public libraries" (1999). Theses and Dissertations. 1876.