Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
This mixed methods study examines what happens to the role of the school librarian when schools move to a 1:1 model where every student has a digital device. Using the literature to understand expectations for librarians, the researcher surveyed experienced South Carolina school librarians to determine how 1:1 computing was implemented and supported in schools and if the role of the school librarians has changed as schools transition to a digital environment. The researcher found that there was little uniformity in deployment and support of devices in 1:1 schools, but that librarians felt their roles had changed and their overall job satisfaction had decreased. Variables strongly linked to job satisfaction included whether the librarian was included in preparation for 1:1, training offered, and the librarian’s perceived ability to continue her role as a teacher librarian. The researcher then interviewed selected school librarians to enhance and enrich understanding of the librarians’ changing roles.
Haverkamp, L. J.(2021). School Wide Digital Devices and the Impact on the Role of School Librarians. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/6524