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Assumption Catholic Schools believe that an active school library program run by a trained teacher librarian makes a significant difference to student learning outcomes. Whether it's learning proper research skills, locating quality Web sites, or choosing just the right book, Assumption Catholic Schools libraries and their services help students become better learners. Well staffed and supported libraries are available to students in each of the buildings.

At the high school and middle school building, the library collection is available through a web-based automated catalog. Access to this catalog is available 24/7 from any Internet connected device at this address: Assumption High School-Middle School Library On-line Catalog.

Master Library Seal

Both the Assumption HS/MS Library and Our Lady Queen of Heaven library have earned Master Library Certification from Renaissance Learning. This award is given to school libraries that have proven their support for student reading.

Mackin VIA

Abdo Digital Bookshelf

Library Programming

Staff at each school run library programs for students ranging from Battle of the Books Programs to BookFairs to Reading Passports and other contests. Each library fully supports the use of Accelerated Reader and provides testing opportunities for this product.

AR BookFinder

 

Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program that is designed to promote a love of reading. It encourages students to read of variety of books and remember information about plots, characters and settings. Students work in teams of four to respond to questions that are answered by the title and author of the books. It is a fun, academic-based competition that has been very successful in school districts throughout the state in encouraging students to read.

 

Librarian Links

 

Student Practice

Citation Help

In many types of writing it is necessary to document the source works that underpin particular concepts, positions, propositions and arguments with citations. These citations serve a number of purposes:

  • Help readers identify and relocate the source work.

  • Provide evidence that the position is well-researched.

  • Give credit to the author of an original concept or theory presented.

With the advent of the Internet, citations have become even more important, while at the same time, more cumbersome. Below are some sources to help properly cite information.


 

Library Catalogs

Most libraries provide access to their catalogs on-line. Below are several that are useful.

 

Technology Helps