Many schools currently at the forefront of education are implementing what is being called Bring Your Own Device ( BYOD ) policies with great success and I soon expect these policies to be the norm at the secondary level. For a quick read on this subject from the point of view of a Principal/School Administrator, here is a blog post from Eric Sheninger, who in 2011 was awarded Best School Adminstrator Blog by Edublog.
Allowing students to access the instructional materials of a school from their own devices such as tablets and even smartphones is a trend that is continuing to grow. In the near future it is likely that your school will want to fully integrate mobile services into your library media program. Future plans for services could include a library media program which makes educational apps available for students to load to their own devices; text/mobile based reference services; and eBooks which are available for downloading to student’s own devices as well as on eBook readers which can be loaned out.