Graduate Project Title
Strategies for Improving Instruction & Services to English Language Learners in the High School Library Media Center
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Second Committee Member
M. Cathrene Connery
Third Committee Member
One of the biggest challenges facing librarians in schools today is working with students who are just learning the English language. An extensive body of literature and research related to school library media centers and English Language Learners was reviewed to address this challenge. On the basis of this research, a handbook was created to help fill the gap between the instruction librarians receive in library methodology courses and the reality in which librarians work every day. The handbook includes eight strategies addressing four areas of need: information literacy instruction, the promotion ofliteracy, the development of technological skills and the creation of a welcoming climate. Each strategy in the handbook is accompanied by a fully developed model of its implementation.
Ray, Eileen, "Strategies for Improving Instruction & Services to English Language Learners in the High School Library Media Center" (2006). All Graduate Projects. 902.
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Commons, Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Information Literacy Commons, Instructional Media Design Commons