M.A. in School and Public Librarianship
Special Educational Services/Instruction
College of Education
Children's libraries--Collection development; Public libraries--United States
Library and Information Science
The purpose of this survey investigation was to ascertain the degree of conformity of selected public library electronic pathfinder collections for children in the United States and Canada to assess format, components, and readability and whether the collections were effectively constructed to be used as starting points for further research. This research paper explains the relationship of instructional design models, information literacy skills, and the analysis of selected resources. An email questionnaire was mailed to ten libraries within the United States and Canada. The email questionnaire is a modified version of a survey sent to academic libraries by Grimes and Morris in 2001. The modifications were made to identify how public libraries and children's services develop and maintain electronic pathfinders for children. Analysis of content of twenty-four electronic pathfinders was accomplished by a researcher-designed rubric.
Baldasare, Collette, "The hidden library curriculum: children's electronic pathfinder analysis and information literacy skills" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 1104.