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LMS Ph.D. Students

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Comment by linda martin on May 9, 2012 at 10:31am

Hi everyone. I am working on a Ph.D. in Adult Education at the University of Georgia. With an MLS and an Ed.S. in Instructional Technology, I thought the Adult Ed component would be a good addition to my tool box. My area of interest is storytelling as pedagogy, so I will study educational storytellers in public and school libraries to see how they learn their craft. Right now, I think it will be a comparative case study, but we shall see.

Comment by Beth Friese on May 9, 2012 at 9:50am

Hi everyone. It's good to meet all of you.  I just completed a qualitative case study of a middle school library. The case study focused on the roles that the school library played in student literacy learning (reading, writing, digital literacies, information literacy, etc.)  It also examined the many barriers (funding, staffing, misunderstandings of the school library) that prevented this library from enhancing student literacies to a greater degree.  After many years of work, I just defended my dissertation and will graduate with a Ph.D. in language and literacy education in August.  It is a long road, and I'm cheering everyone on! I'm interested in your research so I hope I can continue to learn from all of you as fellow researchers.


Beth Friese

Comment by Ty R. Burns on May 9, 2012 at 1:00am

Hi everyone, I am working on an EdD in Educational Leadership with a Library Cognate at Sam Houston State University. My area of interest has to do with teacher librarian collaborations. I am still hashing out my topic since I just finished my second semester (just started in the fall).

I look forward to getting to know you all and meeting you in person one day.

Comment by Janie Pickett on April 25, 2012 at 6:40pm

Sounds like a great topic, Sue, and one a lot of us  would like to know more about! I'll keep my eye open for such.

I'm just finishing my first year, so it's a little early to say. But so far my topic is effective use of the school library; starting with the impact studies and moving on to evidence-based librarianship, I think.

Still have lots to learn and narrow.

Comment by Sue Toms on April 23, 2012 at 12:16pm

Hi everyone, I've got one more trimester of course work for my EdD and narrowing down my research focus to be about the effect of extensive listening to audiobooks on student literacy. If anyone comes upon any interesting research, I'd love to hear. I'd like to hear what others are researching in this group.


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