Karla Krueger, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, School Library Studies
(319) 273-7241

School Library Studies
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0606

Dr. Karla Krueger, associate professor of school library studies, was formerly a teacher librarian at Southeast Webster Schools and at New Hampton High School. She joined the school library studies faculty in 2004.

Krueger co-directed the INTIME project at UNI, a U.S. Department of Education Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology grant. Its website was chosen for the 101 Best Web Sites for Elementary Teachers by the International Society for Technology in Education. She was co-editor of the Iowa Association of School Librarians Journal. In addition, she has published several articles and has presented at local and national conferences.

Areas of Expertise: 

Inquiry Learning through the School Library
School Library Website Development
School Library Collection Management Process
Information Search & Reference Services in the School Library
Iowa AEA Online Resources

Courses Taught: 

Library Orientation.
Introduction to the School Library Media Program.
Seminar in Web Design for the School Library Media Center.
Seminar in Inquiry Learning and Information Literacy
Reference Services and Information Retrieval
Research in Library and Information Science
Practicum in School Libraries

Research Interests: 

21st Century Skills and Information Sources and Collections in Rural School Libraries
Inquiry Learning and Special Needs Learners

Selected Publications: 

Krueger, K. S. (2014). The school librarian role in the FIRST LEGO League team project. In V. Gubnitskaia & C. Smallwood (Eds.), How to STEM: Science, technology, engineering, and math education in libraries (pp. 107-117). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow.

Bosma, K., Rule, A., & Krueger, K. (2013). Social studies content reading about the American Revolution enhanced with graphic novels. Social Studies Research and Practice, 8(1), 59-76. http://www.socstrpr.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MS_06398_no4.pdf

Krueger, K. S. (2013). Evaluating information with ABCD (authority, bias, coverage, and date). School Library Monthly, 30(1), 36-38. http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail/detail?sid=98569a80-f14f-4be3-bf...

Krueger, K. S. & Donham, J. (2013). Professional staffing levels and fourth-grade student research in rural schools with high poverty levels. School Library Research, 16, 1-24. http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/vol16/SLR_Professional%20Staffing%20Levels_V16.pdf

Krueger, K. (2012). The status of statewide subscription databases. School Library Research, 15, 1-9.

Krueger, K. S. & Stefanich, G. F. (2011). The school librarian as an agent of scientific inquiry for students with disabilities. Knowledge Quest 39(3), 40-47.

Krueger, K. (2010). Inquiry through Reference Using Extinct Animals. School Library Monthly, 26(9), 38-40.

Krueger, K. (2010). Resources for inquiry research about presidents. School Library Monthly, 26(7), 37-39.

Krueger, K. (2009). A case study of a rural Iowa school preparing to meet new state guidelines for school libraries. School Library Media Research, 12. http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/vol12


2011 AASL Research Grant

Professional Affiliations: 

Iowa Association of School Librarians
Iowa Library Association
American Association of School Librarians
American Library Association


B.A. English Education -- Luther College
M.A. School Library Media Studies -- University of Northern Iowa
Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction -- University of Northern Iowa