Academic Standard

Brother Rice Library Council 2014

The Standard: Brother Rice Introduces Downsized Library

By Dan Sweeney ’15

All Crusaders may be surprised to enter the school library and Resource Center and see a new layout. During the 2013-2014 school year, Brother Rice was able to adapt to the increased technology in classrooms and configure a smaller, more efficient library and make room for a new wrestling room.

Throughout the school year, seniors of the Executive Board of the Library Council (EBLC), under the advisement of Dr. Burns and Ms. Buciak, were able to donate unused books to local charities and thrift shops, making room for more important books and magazines that fit the Brother Rice set courses. Librarian Ms. Buciak said, “With increased technology and changes in the core curriculum at Brother Rice, we were able to reconfigure the library and repurpose space to create a new wrestling room. Brother Rice is adapting to the new technology of the 21st century!”

As Brother Rice heads into the 2014-2015 school year, the library will be more adaptable to the new Chromebook system (officially beginning in the 2015-2016 school year) and more flexible for faculty and club meetings. Ms. Buciak and the EBLC are currently working on a project to sell Brother Rice’s rare unused books to online customers.

Additionally, as the wrestling season begins, the growing Brother Rice wrestling team will have the space to practice in a more suitable environment.

The wrestling team will kick off its 2014-2015 season in November.

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