GIA LIBRARY

The GIA library is the training ground for our students to encounter ideas and work with them through the lens of Scripture

Two of the most common questions related to libraries today are “Will we have physical books in 10 years?” and “Now that we have Google and the Internet, do we even need libraries anymore?” Clearly, with seemingly unlimited access to information, the role of libraries and librarians is a question in many people’s minds. Author Neil Gaiman answers this question succinctly, “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.”

Librarians are trained to manage information, and in a school setting one of their roles is to teach students information management skills.

A trained librarian teaches these skills through both print and electronic mediums and provides a framework for assessing information; the use of technology is an integrated part of these skills as so much information is accessed and managed electronically.

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