Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MAE)



First Advisor

Elizabeth Madson Ankeny

Second Advisor

Boyd Koehler


Historically, libraries have been repositories of knowledge for scholars. Overtime, libraries have evolved into media centers that include digital access points, instructional spaces, and comfortable gathering places. As school libraries transition to accommodate the 2lst century learner, are educators meeting the needs of the college and career bound students they serve? The purpose of this qualitative study was to gain insight into the information literacy instruction that occurs in high school libraries. Specifically, how effective this instruction was in preparing students for college. This research was conducted with five undergraduates attending college in a variefy of public and private institutions. Data was collected through personal interviews with each college student. Data was gathered to determine the undergraduates' perspectives on their high school library instruction and how it helped them in college. The resulting themes indicated that participants perceived their information literacy instruction to be adequate and identified ways to enrich their high school experiences which would have eased their transition to college. The findings provide a platform for high school librarians and educators to identifo successful practices and work toward collaborative teaching strategies that enhance information literacy instruction.


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