About the Library/Media Center…
The library/media center is a quiet place where great minds are at work learning new and challenging information. It is also used as a study hall and the strict enforcement of quiet learning is enforced.
In today’s world of instant access to all types of information, accurate and inaccurate, the Library/Media Center at Bishop Ready serves as a resource to filter through all that is floating around the world of cyberspace.
Our computer workstations are available to students for academic research and college-related inquiries. Access to other Internet sites is strictly prohibited and the prohibition is strictly enforced. We maintain our Media Center as a safe place for our students to benefit from the vast sources of knowledge available to them.
A complete list of guidelines and procedures is available upon request from the Librarian/Media Specialist.
The Library/Media Center supports Information Literacy Standards
Information Literacy: Students access information efficiently and effectively; they evaluate information critically and competently; and they use information effectively and creatively.
Independent Learning: Students pursue information related to personal interests; they appreciate and enjoy literature and other creative expressions of information; and they strive for excellence in information-seeking and knowledge generation.
Social Responsibility: Students recognize the importance of information to a democratic society; they practice ethical behavior in regard to information and technology; and they participate effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.
The Library/Media Center Promotes Information Technology
through the following performance indicators:
Personal and Social Responsibility
: Students search for information utilizing effective and efficient methods; they respect principles of ethical behavior while acknowledging intellectual freedom; and they utilize hardware and software consistent with acceptable standards.
Interpersonal Skills: Students collaborate to develop group presentations; they interact to evaluate collaborative efforts; and they share analyses of progress.
Thinking and Reasoning Skills: Students demonstrate creative thinking and problem solving; they compare and integrate software programs; and they evaluate logical outcomes.
Communications Skills: Students demonstrate an understanding of technology terms; they apply standards of grammar, spelling, and syntax; and they demonstrate correlation of language art and technology skills.
Expanding and Integrating Knowledge: Students participate in research and writing projects; they demonstrate integration of software programs; and they develop technical skill for practical application.
Learning to Learn Skills: Students persevere in developing proficiency in technology; they plan and develop projects; and they learn to define and resolve technology problems.