Date Approved

5-14-2009

Embargo Period

3-16-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School and Public Librarianship

Department

Special Educational Services/Instruction

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Shontz, Marilyn

Subject(s)

High school libraries; Library Web sites

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

The purpose of this research investigation was to determine what was considered essential for a high school media center's Web page. A content analysis research method using high school media center Web pages was performed to verify contents and functionality, as well as similarities and differentiations. The results of this study indicated that some elements were considered essential for high school media center Web pages, such as online magazines and/or encyclopedias, databases, and information and/or resources on bibliographies and citations. The research also provided elements considered tentative in regards to level of essentialism for these Web pages, such as links to resources for teachers/staff, library mission/goals, and information about current school projects. Finally, the results of the study provided insight into elements not considered essential for high school media center Web pages, including parent resources, available equipment, and staff biography information.

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