The High School library provides a dynamic learning environment to support and enrich the curriculum and engage students in a lifelong passion for learning. The library’s resources, programs, and services include:
A collection of more than 4,000 books, 24 magazines, journals, and newspapers, and an extensive digital collection of audiobooks, e-Books, academic publications, and primary sources.
An online catalog, self checkout circulation system, multiple desktop computers, printers, scanners, and photocopiers for library research.
A centrally located space for the school community to comfortably gather for reading, studying, tutoring, and classes, as well as for group and individual projects.
“If you have a library and a garden, you have everything you need.”Cicero
Throughout the school year, the librarian presents a Speaker Series. Speakers have included:
- Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz
- Civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis
- U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky
- Sir Jony Ives, Chief Design Officer at Apple
- The Honorable Ron Goode, Tribal Chairman of the North Fork Mono Tribe
- Kate Schatz, author, and Miriam Klein Stahl, illustrator of Rad American Women A-Z
- Gail Tsukiyama, author of The Samurai's Garden
- Mahbouba Seraj, Afghan women's rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize
- Marc Sondheimer, Academy Award-winning producer at Pixar, best known for his work on the animated short-film Piper
- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History
- Melba Pattillo Beals, member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first to racially integrate Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas
Mary Anne McGill, MLS
The High School librarian:
- offers in-class instruction and individual research consultations to ensure students feel comfortable and confident throughout the research process.
- provides research guides for classes and tips for students to jumpstart their projects and cite sources in MLA, APA, and CMS styles.
- supports students in their quest for knowledge and understanding by guiding their searches, asking them to consider who is publishing information, and teaching them to evaluate the authority of sources.