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ASD Libraries Annual Report 2014: Strategy 1

ASD Strategy One

Review and develop the curriculum, programs and opportunities essential to all students becoming positive, active global citizens.

Reading and Sharing in Lower Elementary

2013 Faculty Endicott Survey Results

% in agreement
Library members are helpful and knowedgable. 100%
I have consulted the school librarian when developing or revising curriculum and the library staff considers my opinion in the selection of materials and equipment. 93.6%

Used Book Sales


Ian Wilson/CC

It has been said that ASD has the best used book sale in Qatar. The sale is eagerly anticipated each year and throngs of eager readers rush in to browse among the dozens of tables of gently used books. With our transient population there are many donations and many others looking to stock up on their reading materials, and they are never disappointed.

This year we brought in over 18,000QR to be donated to support the ACET schools in Africa. 

Ethical Use of Information

With the ever-growing amount of information available, teaching students to be ethical users and creators of information is one of the library's most important jobs. From the moment they begin to do research, ASD students are encouraged to give credit to their sources, and as they develop as researchers, the expectations increase. Beginning in grade 6, all ASD students use Noodetools to create bibliographies for their work. Turnitin is used to help students compare their work with their sources, to encourage paraphrasing and citation rather than simply using others' words or ideas. 


John Royce Visit Planned

Consultant John Royce will work with high school students and teachers on the topic of academic integrity in October. We look forward to his visit!