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Calarco Library Resources

About the Library

Hours 7:30am - 6:00pm each school day

Upper level  - Reference, Fiction, Graphic Novels, 3D printer, photocopier/scanner

Lower level - Stacks, College Test Prep collection, DVDs, MLEasy Readers, CDs, Library classroom, study carrells, study rooms, faculty reading room, photocopier/scanner

Calarco Library is where  Hopkins students and faculty come for quiet study, research, and leisure reading. We support Hopkins' mission to develop the habits of mind of scholars as the foundation for a lifelong love of learning by teaching students how to be effective, ethical users of information.

Library faculty collaborate with classroom teachers to identify opportunities to teach information literacy skills within the context of actual assignments, and facilitate access to digital and print resources that support the Hopkins curriculum.  

The library also offers a rich collection of contemporary fiction and poetry to support recreational reading.

To make a gift, please visit the Hopkins Ways to Give page.

Alcorn Fund
Established in 1948 by Mr. and Mrs Robert H. Alcorn in memory of John Bane Alcorn to purchase books for the Library.  


Bakke Fund
Established in 1976 by Mary Bakke in memory of her husband, E. Wight Bakke, father of Karl '47, Carolyn '54 and William '60.  Income from the fund is used to purchase social science books and materials for the Library. 


Helen Hope Barton Fund
Established in 1962 by her friends, colleagues, and alumni in recognition of her 42 years of devoted service to the school.  Income from the fund is used to purchase books for the Library that are appropriate for Junior School students. 


John G. and Phyllis Coyle Fund
Established in 2000 by John L. Coyle '68 and members of the Coyle family to honor John G. and Phyllis Coyle. The fund provides financial aid for a deserving student from the greater New Haven area as well as additional resources for the Library. 


Ann Kneisel Library Fund  
Established in 2002 by William J. Kneisel '65 HGS in honor of his mother, Ann Henningsen Kneisel, to provide for the acquisition of new works of literature and poetry for the Library. 


Levin Family Fund 
Established in 2006 by Jane and Richard Levin, parents of Jonathan '90, Daniel '94, Sarah '96 and Rebecca '03, for the purpose of library acquisitions. 


John Livingston '52 HGS History Fund
Established in 2004 with gifts from family and friends to perpetuate the memory of John Livingston '52 HGS to purchase history books and periodicals for the Library. 


Parcells Fund
Established in 1958 by a gift from Jud Pearson to purchase books for the Library. 


Edward Petraiuolo III Memorial Fund 
Established in 1987 in memory of Edward Petraiuolo III '76 by family, friends and classmates, to provide scholarship support and to acquire library books for enrichment to benefit all Hopkins students.

 

  Faye Prendergast
  fprendergast@hopkins.edu
  (203) 397-1001 Ext 171
  Faye's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (to-read shelf)

 

  Debra DuBois
  ddubois@hopkins.edu
  (203) 397-1001 Ext 170
  
Calarco Library Hopkins School's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)

 

  James Gette
  jgette@hopkins.edu
  (203) 397-1001 Ext 270
  
Kit Gette's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (to-read shelf)

 

  Jennifer Nicolleli
  jnicolleli@hopkins.edu
  (203) 397-1001 Ext 271
  
Jenny's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (to-read shelf)


 

American Association of School Librarians

General “Menu” of Information Literacy Instructional Topics

Here is a list of the broad skill areas that are covered by the standards. Teachers can think of this as a “menu” from which to choose when they work with a librarian in classroom collaborations.

  • Choosing a topic and developing a research question

  • Determining best sources

  • Searching strategies for information

  • Evaluating sources

  • Taking notes

  • Creating references and citations

  • Communicating new knowledge

  • Creating/Writing a research-based product

  • Avoiding plagiarism (when to cite?)

  • Following guidelines on use of copyright/ intellectual property

  • Using technology tools

  • Media literacy

Detailed Breakdown of Information Literacy Instructional Topics

The menu of skills above is a compilation of the following information literacy topics, which are broken down in more detail.

Research topics: How do I find and develop a topic?

  • Choosing a topic

    • Narrowing a topic

  • Developing a research question

 

Sources: How do I find and use information sources?

  • Determining best sources

    • Using a variety of sources

      • Books

      • Periodicals

      • Online sources

        • Databases

        • Open web sources

        • “Discovery” vs. “research”

      • Other sources

  • Searching strategies for information

    • Searching catalogs

    • Searching databases

    • Searching the open web

    • Keywords (controlled vocabulary) and synonyms

  • Evaluating sources

    • Evaluating web sources

    • Understanding journals vs. other periodicals

    • Interpreting information critically

    • Using technology tools

 

Information Organization and the Writing Process: What do I do with the information I find?
 

  • Taking notes

  • Creating references and citations

  • Using technology tools

  • Adapting focus to new information

  • Organizing arguments

  • Creating/Writing a research-based product

  • Communicating new knowledge

Attributing information to sources: How do I show where the information came from?

  • Avoiding plagiarism (when to cite?)

  • Following guidelines on use of copyright/ intellectual property

  • Creating in-text citations

  • Creating references

  • Using technology tools

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