Sue Phillips, US Librarian

Welcome!  During their years in the Upper School, students are stretching their skills.  They are learning how to read professionally, to utilize evidence and data, and to incorporate the voices and knowledge of others into their work in an ethical manner.  This is an exciting and complex set of tasks.  The Upper School Librarian helps teach them how to search, identify, use and credit high quality sources.  

Our students suffer from an information glut.  No longer do they need to find a few items among scant options.  They are drowning in information, and need help making sense of it.  After all, who has the time to search 500,000 results?  Help is on the way!  

I love watching the "a-ha!" moment that happens when students are learning to conduct research, and discover how to search like a laser beam among sources that they'd never find on Google or Wikipedia.  This is one of the delights of being a modern librarian. 

Our Mission
The mission of the Upper School Library is to enrich the curriculum, teach practical, lifelong research skills, collaborate with teachers, and actively promote reading for pleasure and information beyond the boundaries of the classroom.  

Come by to see what we offer!

Sue Phillips, US Librarian

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Click HERE for information, research databases, the catalog, and much more.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday. 7:30 a.m. – 3:15 (closed for US faculty meeting).  The library is closed on no-school days.


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