Communication Techniques between Principals and School Library Media Specialists in One North Carolina County.

by Kadala, Ann

Abstract (Summary)
Numerous factors affect the level of support a principal gives to the School Library Media Program(s) (SLMP). This study researched how communication techniques affect the relationship between the School Library Media Specialists (SLMS) and their principals. The paper describes the data from a questionnaire sent to 39 SLMS and 37 principals in one county in North Carolina. The study found that SLMS and principals were satisfied with the state of their communication habits. Informal face to face meetings and email were the most used and most valued forms of communication. However, the data also showed that there are many forms of communication which are relatively unused. Further, this study reiterates previous findings that principals have very little access to information on school library media in general.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Sandra Hughes-Hassell

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:school libraries relations with principals and superintendents public of


Date of Publication:11/25/2008

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