Analysis and Adaptation of 'Earphone English': A Public Library Program for Limited English Proficient Youth

to Timnah Card, third year doctoral student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


This project is an action research exploration and adaptation of a public library-based audiobook club for teenaged speakers of English as a second language. The project was submitted under this year's Research Topic 1 – An Active Learning and Service Approach to Diversity in Small or Rural Libraries.

Resulting publications & presentations:

  • Card, Timnah (2007, January). Analysis and adaptation of “Earphone English.” Poster presented at the Doctoral Research Poster Session of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, Grand Hyatt Seattle, Seattle, WA. Poster took third place in the doctoral student poster competition.

Awards Won

Title Year
Diversity Research Grant

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services sponsors this grant program which began in 2002 to address critical gaps in the knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion issues within library and information science.

2006 - Winner(s)