Does working together work? a study of collaboration between classroom teachers and school library media specialists
M.A. in School and Public Librarianship
Special Educational Services/Instruction
College of Education
Libraries and teachers; School librarians
Library and Information Science
The current research examined the practices of collaboration between teachers and school library media specialists. It also examined what levels of collaboration occurred between the two groups and what factors influenced their decisions regarding use of collaborative activities. Two electronic surveys were designed to give the researcher an idea of teachers' and library media specialists' use or non-use of collaboration and to determine what factors influenced the use or non-use of collaboration. Invitations to participate in the library media specialists' survey were posted using two online forums whose members are media specialists. The participating media specialists were invited to recruit teachers to participate in the teachers' survey.
The overall results indicated that collaboration did occur between the school media specialists and classroom teachers who participated in the study and that most felt satisfied with the results of their collaborative activities.
Miller, Carol Elizabeth, "Does working together work? a study of collaboration between classroom teachers and school library media specialists" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 908.