A Research on the Impact of Internet Use in American Elementary School Libraries

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Feng-Hsiung Hou (2003)
  • Publisher: Tamkang University Press
  • Journal: Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences (issn: 1013-090X)
  • Subject: Internet use | Elementary school library | Organizational operation | Bibliography. Library science. Information resources | Z

The purpose of this research was to explore the impact of Internet use in American elementary school libraries operations and to find the best way for use Internet tools in elementary school libraries operations. This study may offer important information about the impact of Internet usage for elementary school library s operations. The research question was: Is the Internet usage having significant impact for organizational operations in the American elementary school libraries? This study employed survey research to conduct the research process. Research participants were 50 administrators in 50 elementary school libraries; Texas, U.S.A. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the impact of Internet applied in the elementary school libraries. Results indicated that there was a significant impact of the Internet usage in American elementary school libraries operations. The author suggests that elementary school libraries organizational leaders need pay attention to the impact of Internet usage in their business and they also need plan how to utilize the Internet into their elementary school libraries in the future.
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