Middle & Upper School Libraries
Berkeley Carroll's Middle and High School Library Media Center, a technologically rich information resource, functions as an integral part of instruction in all subjects and at all grade levels. It has three main objectives:
- To develop students’ research skills enabling them to be independent learners and proficient information users.
- To foster student interests and skills that encourage reading for pleasure.
- To promote the ability to use effectively various media as learning and production tools.
The Middle and Upper School Library program strives to teach and reinforce information literacy and technology skills in the classroom, in support of ongoing, curriculum-based research, as the need arises. The librarians visit classrooms to introduce research resources, and assist students with note-taking and research techniques.
The librarians create LibGuides:
- to provide access to online tools, and instruction to guide students’ research
- to provide digital resources to support the study of specific topics in all curricular areas
- to promote independent reading, and highlight award winners
- to provide summer reading recommendations and links to notable book lists
In addition to enhancing classroom learning, the librarians aim to foster a love of reading for reading’s sake and independent inquiry.
The Middle School Nook, which houses the Middle School collection, is highly used by Middle Schoolers, who seek out the Nook and utilize it for homework, independent reading, impromptu reading groups, book discussions, and to satisfy their intellectual curiosity and information needs.
LibrariansBriar Sauro, Director of Libraries and Research
Kristine Hartley-Maneri, Middle School Librarian
Anna Murphy, Upper School Librarian