Master of Education Applied Research Projects

Date Degree Awarded


Document Type

Applied Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (M.Ed.)




Ruth Sylvester, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Brenda MacKay Ed.E

Third Advisor

Sharon L Kerestes


Digital Literacy, School Library, Collection Development


The purpose of this study was to determine how Christian school library collections have been impacted by the information age. The focus was threefold: Do collection development policies include e-resources? Should they? How is a biblical worldview exhibited in the selection of e-resources? How much of the budget should be allocated to e-resources? The twenty-two participants of this study were librarians from Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) accredited schools who were willing to participate. The instrument used for this study was a survey with primarily open-ended questions. This study shows that many Christian school libraries do not consider e-resources to be part of their library holdings and those that do vary in the way they address e-resources in their collection development policies, ensure the presence of a biblical worldview in the resources, and budget for those e-resources.

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