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 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.
Middle and Upper School students try their hand at writing book blurbs
Fun activity helps Middle School students pick books for reading challenge
Wellness Wednesday in Anderson Library features an array of activities
Kyle Lukoff works with Art of Storytelling class
Middle School students explore ways to speak up against misinformation
Erinn Salge discusses her essay "I Pledge Allegiance to the Mall"
Sophomores write poetry and short stories about historical events
Anderson Library Hosts a Cozy Wellness Wednesday
Digital Art and Art of Storytelling classes collaborating to create children's books