Students and educators at Rhode Island’s Barrington High School have good reason to be proud. Barrington recently received a gold medal in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best High Schools ranking, placing in the top 500 based on highest college readiness, among 19,400 schools nationwide. Barrington Library Media Specialist and K–12 Library Department Head Suzanne Costa has first-hand knowledge of students’ college readiness skills.
The library’s program — which features the reliable content, robust search tools, and friendly interface of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) — plays an integral role in helping students become digitally literate.
In this Success Story, you’ll read how GVRL supports development of students’ information and digital literacy by providing easy-to-use, but powerful, search features and access to thousands of authoritative e-resources covering virtually every academic, scholarly, and professional discipline. You’ll also see how teachers collaborate with librarians to build GVRL into their courses’ curriculum.