Date Approved

4-21-1997

Embargo Period

8-25-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School and Public Librarianship

Department

Special Educational Services/Instruction

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Levy, Lynne

Subject(s)

Instructional materials centers; Schedules, School

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

Because of dissatisfaction with their programs, two Manchester Township elementary school library media specialists made a change from fixed scheduling to flexible scheduling in their media centers, This project relates the step-by-step process used to make the transformation. Extensive research was conducted and utilized to support the change and to gain endorsement from the administration. Curriculum revision, including the restructuring of research skills, was the next part of the transition. The implementation of the program was a slow, steady process which relied on cooperative planning and the support of the teachers. The last part of this paper includes evaluation and recommendations to enhance the program in its second year. Also included are sample schedules, lesson plans, cooperative planning forms, and other materials used to effectively implement the program.

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