Library Resource Centers
“What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.” ~ Harold Howe
The ISU Library Resource Centers (LRC) serve students from Pre-K through Grade 12, as well as the faculty and the wider school community. As such, both LRCs are busy hubs in the school. Staffed with a full-time Teacher-Librarian and Educational Assistant as well as a Library Clerk, the LRCs offer a flexibly-scheduled instructional program that is fully integrated with the curriculum. The Teacher-Librarian works closely with the IB Coordinators and teachers to collaboratively plan and teach information literacy skills across all curricula.
Together the ISU Library Resource Centers comprise a comprehensive international collection of more than 35,000 fiction and non-fiction resources including books, reference texts, periodicals and online resources. A growing collection of foreign language titles include resources in Mongolian, Korean, Japanese, French, German, and Spanish. As well, students and faculty may borrow laptops, iPads, and e-readers for short-term use. The LRCs hold subscriptions to online resources and databases that may be accessed at school or through the ISU website, as may be the online catalogue of the combined collections.
The ISU LRCs regularly showcase special literacy events including author visits, guest speakers, and student presentations. In collaboration with the ISU school community the Library Resource Centers and their staff champion intellectual freedom and promote access to, and the ethical use of information in all formats.