Grade Level Research Requirements
In collaboration with the faculty and staff of Saint Joseph Academy, the Library Media Department will promote the development of research and writing skills with our student patrons to prepare them for work at the college level. Students will learn how to be discerning consumers of information and to make a positive contribution to the Saint Joseph Academy learning community through effective participation in groups and the production of information.
Students will be exposed to the skills necessary to meet the criteria established by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) for information literacy standards and the indicators for each standard (www.ala.org). These skills will be taught by the Library Media Specialist in collaboration with the faculty for various research projects and reading assignments that will include but not be limited to: utilization of the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) for the library’s collection, subscription reference databases, web evaluation, plagiarism and copyright issues, ethical use of technology, and the efficient utilization of print resources.