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Hello!  My name is Heidi Gleb.  I am so happy to be working at BFS as your librarian. I was raised on Vashon Island, Washington, USA, a small island near Seattle. After graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education, I worked as a United States Air Force officer for six years. During that time I had two assignments in the United States and two overseas (England and Turkey) and I completed my Master of Arts degree in Management with an emphasis on Training and Development. I then became certified as a school librarian, followed by more schooling and an endorsement to teach English Language Learners (ELL).  I love to read, volksmarch and travel.  Most recently I was a librarian at an international school in Turkey, working with students ages 4-18 in the same city I lived in 30 years ago while in the Air Force.

My vision is for the library to be the hub of the school, a place where learning is ongoing and resources are available which enhance the school’s curriculum and mission.  In addition, I hope to foster a love of reading in all BFS students by following my personal motto:   Putting the right book in the right hands at the right moment can change a life!  All BFS family members are welcome to use the school library.  I hope to see you all soon!

  PHILOSOPHY

A school library is a learning hub that centers the school’s social and intellectual development as it fosters a community of collaboration, learning and a love of literacy.  In order to best optimize curriculum design, instruction and support staff and students’ knowledge and learning,  the library will promote a professional learning community. The learning climate will be conducive to multiple learning styles and physical needs as it provides equal access to all stakeholders.

Mission Statement

The BFS Library supports the school mission:

to inspire each learner and provide educational services that nurture their social, intellectual, emotional, and physical growth. BFS students are prepared to enter top universities worldwide and become responsible, contributing citizens in a rapidly changing world. Our ongoing commitment to intercultural understanding and a strong partnership of students, parents, and teachers allows us to achieve this in a caring and supportive environment.

Vision Statement

The library will promote active learning and independence in order to produce high academic achievement. The library will guide students to be responsible and ethical citizens as they learn to research, access and evaluate information, and to manage their own digital footprints as lifelong learners.  Using advocacy and collaboration, the library will integrate information literacy as students engage in inquiry-based learning.  Students will become effective communicators as they partake in participatory learning through shared knowledge, ownership and conversations.

Citation “Philosophy, Mission, Vision.” Tracey Wong, School Library Media Specialist. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2017.

  OPENING HOURS

  • Monday- Friday
  • 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Wednesday close at 3:30pm

STUDENT SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE LIBRARY

  • Checking in and out books. There are over 20,000 books catalogued in the BFS Library!
  • Printing
  • Collaboration Zone- We have tables for students to use to complete homework and talk
  • Media center with 25 Mac Computers

  RESOURCES

The school is subscribed to the following databases. To obtain the user-id and password please contact the school librarian.

Here is a list of Free eBook and Audiobook websites.

Grade 6 would like to share with you their end-of-year book reviews!

Grade 6 Book Reviews

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