Why You Should Love Your Library

Published : Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 1:11 PM

Everyone agrees that libraries are a good thing. But when push comes to shove, they’re an expensive and expendable budget item, right? Wrong. Research shows that investing in a well-maintained and up-to-date library will pay off. In addition, a critical but often overlooked resource in a library is the credentialed teacher-librarian. Why is this position so important?

1. Student-to-teacher ratio drops by 50% when students are in the library with their teacher and librarian.

2. The librarians are experts in finding the best practices and resources for teaching, including new technology and emerging Internet tools. They can be a valuable source of information for your teachers.

3. Why have all your second-grade teachers hunt on their own to find resources on China or sea life? Librarians can make suggestions to the teachers as to where to find the best materials, thus freeing up the teachers time to do what they do best–teach.

4. Principals often find themselves researching questions about the best teaching materials and approaches (print versus e-textbooks, for example). Your school librarians are professional researchers, so engage them by having them investigate such matters for you.

A love of learning and reading is at the very heart of Ramona’s educational tradition. Ramona’s library provides resources for research and serves as a vital hub for intellectual exploration. In addition to an expansive collection of over 20,000 books, the library features numerous information technologies for research. Students have access to digital and print subscriptions, including online databases, magazines, newspapers, audio books, and print subscriptions. When utilizing these tools, help and support is readily available from Ramona’s very knowledgeable Director of Library Services and faculty members.

Ramona is a Catholic college-prep high school for girls in grades 9-12. At Ramona, prepare for life! Get ready to face the future with an extraordinary education; a global vision fueled by Catholic, SNJM values; an independent spirit and confident leadership skills. By your side are your Ramona sisters, and 100+ years of excellence is at your back.

You can visit Ramona Convent Secondary School at 1701 W Ramona Rd, Alhambra, CA 91803. Call (626) 282-4151 or visit www.ramonaconvent.org for more information.

 

 

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