Mission Statement
The Library Media Services Department fully supports Fair Haven Union High School’s Statement of Purpose. The Library Media Services Department feels that its program should be inspired and informed by the school’s Statement of Purpose and that our efforts should be directed toward meeting the goals outlined in that document.
  • In particular, the Library Media Services Department is committed to:
  • Promoting in all students the knowledge and skills necessary to become independent thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible, productive citizens in the global community.
  • Providing an atmosphere in which the quest for excellence and creativity will flourish.
  • Encouraging the development of life-long learners.
  • Providing students with the skills that will enable them to appreciate and take advantage of diversity in a multicultural world.
As the pace of technological change accelerates, the Library Media Services Department feels a particular sense of urgency about the need to continually reevaluate its program to ensure that it provides the students of Fair Haven Union High School with the tools they need to become literate, productive members of “The Information Age.”

Library Media Center Information
The Library Media Center is the research center for the school. It contains books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and a variety of electronic resources. It is open almost every school day from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. When possible, ample notice is given if the library needs to be closed earlier on a particular day.

The card catalog is automated and can be accessed from any network computer. This powerful tool allows you to search by title, author, subject, series, call number, or keyword. You can also limit your search to certain types of materials (films, recordings, e.g.) or to only those materials published during a certain year or range of years. If you have never used this kind of research tool before you may need to consult someone on the library staff.

It should be noted that all circulation (checking out of materials) is done electronically. When you want to check an item out, bring it to the front desk and a librarian will scan the item’s barcode into your patron library account.

Through the computer network you can also access the Vermont Online Library, which is a very extensive, full-text periodicals database made available to schools and public libraries throughout Vermont by the Vermont Department of Libraries. Click on the “Journals Database” icon in Novell-Delivered Applications to use this resource. The Vermont Online Library can also be accessed from home computers with a password you can get from one of the librarians.

The Internet is available on network computers, including those in the library. You must contact the computer coordinator and agree to abide by the school’s rules for Internet use (Acceptable Use Policy) before being allowed to use this resource.