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LIBRARY HOMEPAGE: LIBRARY

Founders is a college library

Caritas Vincit Omnia

COMPASSION

DIGNITY

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

—Mary Oliver,   (1935 – 2019)

About the Libraries

The Carrollton library and research program promotes an atmosphere of inquiry, critical thinking, personal and aesthetic growth - in support of a commitment and respect of intellectual values – and with a belief and eagerness to instill in our students a pure love of reading through creativity and enthusiasm.
 

Pursuing these values and to enhance information literacy and skills, a full range of resources, tools, and individual and group classes are available to all. This program strives to ensure that students, faculty, and staff effectively use these skills to draw conclusions, make informed decisions, and share their knowledge and understanding with others as active, ethical and informed participants in our society.
 

These objectives are met by accessing information in all formats including the books on the shelves, electronic databases, the Internet, and multimedia resources. Throughout, instruction and guidance - integration of innovative uses of technology are utilized to pursue these objectives, and always, the love of reading - for intellectual curiosity, is fostered.

Library Resources

Bibliograpic Instruction

Bibliographic instruction is taught by the Librarians in a logical progression as part of the curricula. Search techniques and research are taught in collaboration, -  with teachers and their classroom assignments and projects. Librarians support students and faculty by helping with research problems, teaching research strategies, and buying books for the Library.

 

 

Managing the Library Collections

Curating the collection, includes adding new and relevant items in print and digital formats while identifying titles that are removed from the collections to include multiple copies, outdated materials, etc., are just the initial first steps in managing the collections.  Linking data and information using print and digital resources to include databases, webpages, video streaming of a variety of documentaries, and digital reference guides for classroom projects visualized using LibGuide software in coordination with teachers and students and librarians. Review is an ongoing task, along with a regular and timely analysis and curation with continuing recommendations from our faculty ensures we will always have the most comprehensive collections for instruction, research, and study at Carrollton.
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Copyright Policy at Carrollton

The U.S. Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S.C.) grants authors and creators rights over their original works, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other intellectual products. It is important to recognize that Copyright Law protects both published and unpublished works.

Copyright provides authors and creators with the following rights:

  • to reproduce or copy all or part of the work
  • to prepare derivative works based on the original
  • to distribute copies of the work to the public
  • to publicly perform a copyrighted work such as literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic works, pantomime, motion pictures and other  audiovisual works
  • to publicly display a copyrighted work such as literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic works, pantomimes, pictorial, graphic, sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual works
  • in the case of sound recordings, to publicly perform the work by the means of a digital audio transmission

 

The Mission of the Library Program

 
 
  • Guided by the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools, our Carrollton Libraries are key centers of learning where access to scholarly information, research support, library instruction, computing, and study facilities - are all available.  Young people, today, live in a world rich in technology and media; they are "digital natives," and interact with information, stories, and the world at large in new and wondrous ways.  To support their imagination, there is the library - where they will always find help whenever they need it - at school and when they are away - wherever internet access is available to them - through messaging, reference guides, online tutorials, and intuitive interfaces.  And, because a child's reading skills are important to their success in school and work, reading "aloud" to them - which is a fun and imaginative activity for children,  - that opens doors to all kinds of new worlds - is an integral part of the curricula.  
     

Coeur de Jesus

 

 


 

Google can bring you back 100,000 answers,” as the writer Neil Gaiman once said. “A librarian can bring you back the right one.”

 

 

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Montessori and Primary Library

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 OUR DIGITAL LIBRARY IS ALWAYS OPEN 

 

Author:  A Carrollton Child : Primary Grade, 2019

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Library Staff

Founders Library is open!! If you have a question ? The Librarians are here to answer them - just click:

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Library Staff are all available to assist faculty with resources to support their teaching and to support students with research projects and assignments - and are here to recommend good books! to read for pleasure.

 

Founders Library - Upper School LIbrary

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Map of Founders Library

Map by Guido Mena ; 2020

The human network

High School Jungen & M├Ądchen in der St. Patrick's Day Parade in ...

The typical story of technology is one of progress; your floppies get old and decrepit and you can’t see your old data, that’s basically your fault, and who wants to live in the past? But human networks often stick around for decades, half-centuries.. (... from the Smithsonian Magazine, 1980's)

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

—Mary Oliver,   (1935 – 2019) -- the power of Mary Oliver's wprds