Date Approved


Embargo Period


Document Type


Degree Name

M.A. in School and Public Librarianship


Special Educational Services/Instruction


College of Education

First Advisor

Shontz, Marilyn


Instructional materials centers; Middle school teachers--Attitudes; Sixth grade (Education)


Library and Information Science


This study was designed to discover if fixed or flexible scheduling in library media centers was related to the attitudes and experiences of sixth grade teachers towards library media specialists. Surveys were sent to selected sixth grade teachers working in public schools in Burlington County, New Jersey. Questions were designed to gain information from sixth grade teachers on their attitudes and experiences in regards to planning and team teaching opportunities with the library media specialists, availability of the library media specialist and the library media center during the school day, and the ability of the library media specialist to assist with technology and gathering resources. The results from the surveys showed that flexible scheduling is more prevalent in library media centers that service sixth grade teachers in Burlington County. Data gathered also showed that sixth grade teachers and library media specialists did not collaboratively plan or teach lessons to a large degree with either fixed or flexible scheduling.