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Saint Mary's Hall Administration

Email Jonathan Eades,  Head of School

Email Brent Spicer, Upper School Division Head 

Email Jeffrey "Jeff" Hebert, Assistant Head of Upper School/Dean of Students/Coordinator of Exchange Program


Teen Thought Process


  • Sometimes Upper School students will need a little help with organization or time management. 
  • At other times, teens will experience overwhelming stress.
  • Parents stress over the conundrums arising from raising 21st century education.                                                                                                                                                                       



Today's Student


21st Century Education


Information Literacy Skills Unveiled

What Students Don't Know


                                                            From: The Erial Project: Inside Higher Ed:by Steven Kolowhich, August 2012 

The majority of students -- of all levels -- exhibit significant difficulties that ranged across nearly every aspect of the search process.

  • Students tend to overuse Google and misuse scholarly databases.
  • Students mention Google 115 times as their first choice in research -- more than twice as many times as any other database.
  • Students prefer simple database searches to other methods of discovery,
  • Students generally exhibit “a lack of understanding of search logic” that often foils their attempts to find good sources.
  • The prevalence of Google in student research is well-documented.
  • Students are not very good at using Google.
  • Students do not know how to build a search that  returns good sources.  

      Students are basically clueless about the logic underlying how the search engine organizes and displays its results.


The Bowman McLean Library Complex  provides access to a range of tools for our students' use, helping them organize their homework and research projects in many different ways.

·     SMH Library Catalog

·     Web 2.0 Tools

·     Digital Research Tools

·     Tutorials

·     Subscription Databases




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Barbara Bertoldo
Middle/Upper School
Librarian, Director for Instructional Technology

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Gerri Walls
MS/US Library Assistant

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Jennifer Arce

MS/US Library Assistant

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