Congratulations to Lilead Fellow Carolyn Foote for Receiving the AASL Collaborative School Library Award. “The project, Art History Independent Study, was a collaboration between Foote and Westlake’s art history teacher, Melinda Darrow. Together, Foote and Darrow took two groups of students on a field trip to Washington, D.C., to use the Smithsonian Museum libraries and the Library of Congress to deepen the students’ research skills. Many students were allowed access to vertical files in the Smithsonian Museum libraries containing ephemera to conduct research on their chosen artist, art piece, movement, or time period. Other students accessed original source material preserved in microfiche and available only on-site at the Library of Congress. Upon returning to Texas, students then used their research to write their thesis.”
You can find out more about her award here.