Library Website Librarian: Reba Tierney (who is also a 2015 MSLA Super Librarian!)
Here at Burke High School we are blessed with a beautiful physical library space. There is plenty of light and openness, creating a visually pleasing but highly functional space for class visits as well as oasis for students who come in to study or work independently. Spring is a very busy season for us! Several teachers utilize our space and resources for a variety of projects. Senior Research Papers are always a big collaborative effort. Students spend several weeks researching, revising and typing their papers. Another recent collaborations is with Ms. Rodny’s Studio Art Class. Her students have begun their research papers which will culminate in each student teaching a class in the style of the artist they have chosen to study. They are using the PBS sponsored website www.art21.org to research and choose an artist. Our student Book Club is alive and well and continues to meet during lunches to have general and directed book discussions. Our library is located directly above The Grove Hall Branch of the BPL, so the Young Adult librarian will come up and participate in Book Club. This connection builds and fosters relationships with the Public Library, and exposes our students to the wider world of resources available through the Boston Public Library.