U.S. Classroom Libraries Database Project

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No
Description

The U.S. Classroom Libraries Database Project is a multi-state project, examining books that area available in elementary classroom libraries. A group of researchers from five states have developed a database of 58 classrooms and have documented the books found in those classrooms. Currently, the project team is working to clean and organize the database. Once the database is cleaned, in the Fall 2017, the team will be working on many projects related to children’s literature and analyzing children’s books. We are recruiting enthusiastic undergraduates, with an interest in education, children’s literature, or research, in general. All majors may contact Dr. Tracey Hodges for more information. Dr. Hodges will provide training before the student works with any data, so no experience is necessary. Tasks to be completed by the undergraduate student: • Locating book information aligning to ISBNs • Coding books by genre and subject • Assisting the research team in locating physical copies of books • Analyzing books for various features, such as text structures, graphics, diversity • Other tasks to be determined by the research team

Special Directions

If interested, please send a message indicating your interest and your most recent resume to Dr. Tracey Hodges. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call or email Dr. Hodges.

Special Skills

Ability to maintain organization Basic familiarity with Excel Interest in books or children's literature


Contact Phone #
2053486180
Contact Email
thodges@ua.edu
Research Website
http://education.ua.edu/people/tracey-hodges/

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