2015-2016 Lilead Fellow Mary Keeling, Supervisor of Library Media Services in Newport News, VA, has recently shared news of a massive win for school libraries!
After several months of logistical meetings with county officials, she has formally started a project to remodel one of many elementary school media centers in her district. This remodel will include expanding the library, adding a makerspace(!), new furniture, and an entire suite of the most up-to-date technology available. In addition, this renovation will act as the model for the rest of the elementary school libraries in the district.
The Lilead Team would like to congratulate Mary and her district, and celebrate this wonderful victory for school libraries everywhere. More information to come.