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High School Libraries Use of Web 2.0 Tools.

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Keywords
  • School Libraries/High Schools
  • School Librarianship
  • Internet/School Libraries
  • Web 2.0
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  • Mathematics

Abstract

This study examined high school library websites for evidence of the use of Web 2.0 tools in order to answer two research questions: Are high school librarians incorporating Web 2.0 tools into their online programs and services and how are those tools being used to enhance programs and services? A content analysis was conducted on two samples: a random sample of 100 school library website homepages selected from Newsweek’s 2008 list of the top 1300 public high schools in the United States; and the current websites from ten high schools used in Joyce Valenza’s 2007 study of exemplary high school websites. The results of this study indicate that high school library media specialists need to do more to implement these tools on their websites to enhance their school library program.

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