The John L. Zoph Library was named in honor of Reverend John L. Zoph (1908-2002).
On campus, we provide a fully networked, student-centered learning environment that models the school environment of academic excellence and mutual respect. Our learning community has access to a quality collection of print and electronic information resources that support the school curriculum. The library staff is available during and after school hours for reference help as well as group and individual instruction.
Our virtual library is always open. From our library home page, the school learning community can access our online catalog, research databases, and links to many helpful research tools. For library policies and procedures, click here.
Mr. Patrick Vallez-Kelly, Librarian
In keeping with the school’s mission and graduation learning outcomes, the John L. Zoph Library program encourages a spirit of inquiry and positive attitudes for life-long learning. The Library’s mission is to foster literacy and critical thinking skills; to support the curriculum by providing physical and intellectual access to current, adequate and appropriate information resources; and to ensure that all members of the learning community become efficient, effective, and ethical users of ideas and information.
This mission is accomplished, with proper funding and resources, by the library staff in collaboration with the Junipero Serra High School community by:
We envision a school library that functions as a critical and central component of the total education program at Junípero Serra High School. We believe that at the heart of a successful school library program is the teaching of effective learning strategies and information literacy skills. Furthermore, we believe that the ability to find, evaluate and use information, information literacy, is the keystone of lifelong learning.
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