The mission of Anderson Library is to form enthusiastic, competent, and ethical consumers and producers of information. With inquiry-focused research, a diverse and inclusive collection, and focused instruction, students are prepared to navigate all disciplines at MBS as well as the world of information at large.
Research Across the Curriculum
The research process at Morristown-Beard School’s Anderson Library addresses the research and information needs of a 21st-century learner. The head librarian works closely with faculty in all disciplines to create and develop engaging and informative research-based processes, with an emphasis on the importance of inquiry. Students also experience individualized, in-depth conferences with the head librarian that draw on both digital and print sources, from Morristown-Beard's holdings to a statewide consortium providing access to a wealth of university-level materials. Due to the ever-present and growing wealth of information students encounter, it is vital that our students learn the skills necessary to navigate this rich, but overwhelming world.
The Windows and Mirrors Approach
The library is an enthusiastic supporter and promoter of Morristown-Beard's reading period, a twice-weekly block of time dedicated to fostering a culture of reading within the MBS community. In accordance with recent research on the benefits of both independent choice and print reading, students are encouraged to read whatever they prefer, on the printed page. The fiction and leisure reading collection at the Anderson Library is carefully curated through a windows and mirrors approach. A well-rounded, empathetic student benefits both from books that mirror their experience and those that provide a window into the lives of others. Careful attention is paid to reflect the diverse experiences of all of our students and people beyond the walls of the school.
Two full-time librarians provide full services from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the library is supervised by faculty/staff as a study center from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. weekdays.
We strive to provide a comfortable, scholarly atmosphere conducive to individual study, while also offering support and assistance for individual and group research. The Library staff is committed to providing students and faculty with an extensive information center for study, research, and relaxation.