Meet Carolyn Foote, district and high school librarian at Westlake High School at Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas. She is a member of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and was named a White House Champion of Change.
What big change are you implementing that is helping your library transform?
Our library initiated a pilot with six iPads five years ago to determine their usefulness in the classroom and library. We invited students and teachers as well as library users to participate and give us feedback about ease of use for library services, educational functionality, and teacher ease of use. The library served as a Petri dish for testing out a new technology and giving our school community access to it. Now our school district is 1:1 iPads for all grade levels. As we transitioned to 1:1 for each student, the library offered space for a tech support area for students, and redesigned a section of the library named "the Juice Bar" to offer daily tech support for our 1:1 program.