The mission of the Upper School’s Memorial Library is to prepare students for 21st century academic excellence and for life. We accomplish this mission through
- integrated research instruction and analysis,
- innovative use of technology,
- highly-targeted digital and print research capabilities,
- quiet and collaborative spaces,
- print and multimedia selections for pleasure, and
- creative programming that seeks to inspire lifelong appreciation for art, music, literature, and film.
Ultimately, we seek to help our boys develop an active knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
The Upper School’s Memorial Library inspires creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, collaboration, diversity of thought, and expression through a diverse print, digital, and multimedia collection, a student-centered library facility and programming, and an integrated information literacy curriculum that seeks to inspire and extend learning in and out of the library.
We believe that the most effective and meaningful way to inspire the ethical and effective use of information is to collaborate with teachers in cultivating information literacy instruction at the point of student learning.
The Upper School Librarians target instruction and research support so that information literacy instruction happens along with subject area learning. We believe that integrating information finding, critical thinking and analysis, and knowledge synthesis throughout the Upper School curriculum empowers students to gain research and analysis skills that will prepare them for 21st century academic excellence and life.
We value each boy and provide individual research support and instruction through personal reference appointments.