The Impact on School Libraries of Going 1:1
Hoskins, Elizabeth E.
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With the advent of new technology, educators are changing the way they use technology devices in the classroom. An increasing number of school districts are implementing 1:1 initiatives in which each student has a technology device at his or her disposal. In order to discover how school libraries have been impacted, a survey was sent out to school librarians in schools with 1:1 initiatives in place. The survey asked questions to determine the impact seen thus far, how school demographics fit in, and how school libraries have evolved in response to the implementation of 1:1 computing. The results of the survey showed half of responding librarians experienced a reduction in library usage, some reported continued collaborative efforts with faculty, and others reported the need to be innovative in order to retain relevance.