The students continue to build on the skills and interests that were developed in the Lower School Library Program. Students visit the library during English class where they self-select materials for pleasure reading and for academic interests as they enjoy free reading time.
In order for students to become effective users of information, librarians and teachers collaborate to create teaching units which embed information literacy skills with subject area content. This equips the students to access, interpret, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and apply information from a range of print and nonprint sources and to create a variety of projects that reflect their learning. Additionally, librarians provide book talks and readers’ advisory to support independent reading.
Students come to the library for instruction on finding and using various resources for their research paper as well as for other projects. The students learn to create resource lists, research in subject databases, and use relevant and authoritative websites.
The goal of the Upper School program is to assist students in becoming independent and effective researchers, who can access, interpret, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and apply information in college and their everyday life. In addition, students continue to develop and practice their information literacy skills.