Date of Award


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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



First Advisor

Nancy Polette

Second Advisor

Daniel J. Richie


This study was designed to investigate the library education of teachers in the Lutheran elementary schools in the Saint Louis area. It vas hypothesized that teachers were not prepared to use the library as it should be used, partly because they had not been taught to do so, and that their feelings of how adequately trained they were would depend on when and where they had received their education. Elementary teachers, a total of 244 teachers, in twenty-nine schools were surveyed. Results indicated that generally the teachers are not well trained in formal courses in library education, but obtained most of their knowledge through on-the-job experience. It did not seem to make a difference when or where they received their education. The data supported the need for more and better college courses and in-service training in the area of library education.

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