Collaborators & Curators:

A Closer Look at Bishop Ireton Librarians/Media Specialists

The Dynamic (Librarian) Duo: How Can We Help You?

The library/media center is a community of learning, growth, and production. It is part of our job to foster that development and promote critical thinking for our students in terms of understanding what is reliable and valuable information, how to locate it, and how to use it. To that end, what makes our library so strong is the invaluable relationship we have with our teachers. It is our job to not only impart literacy skills in it's many forms but to support our community. Here's how we can help:

  • Support your curriculum
  • Promoting reading and cultural awareness
  • Implement the library/media center curriculum
  • Co-teaching lessons and concepts (research skills, using media in the classroom, citation information, digital and information fluency)
  • Creating Libguides to supplement lessons
  • Identifying and procuring appropriate and quality resources and materials
  • Obtaining and Maintaining Media
  • Digital Production
  • Displaying student projects

We are learning and changing everyday and it is our professional responsibility, duty, and motivation to serve our students, faculty and staff using our varied and diverse skill set. We are continually advancing and learning in order to become better librarians.

Meet Mimi: Bishop Ireton High School Head Librarian and Media Specialist

  • Attended Catholic University of America: received a Master's of Library and Information Science
  • Holds and undergraduate degree in History with a minor in Visual Communication from Trinity College, Washington, DC
  • Worked in the Bishop Ireton Library/Media Center since 2005
  • Member of the American Library Association, Metropolitan Washington Area Independent School Library Association, and the Catholic Librarian Association
  • Attended the Computers in Libraries conference (2006 - 2015)
  • Attended Project Look Sharp's media literacy course (summer 2014)
  • Attended the ISTE conference (2011 & 2012), and looking forward to ISTE summer 2015
  • Favorite library memories: When I was growing up I loved walking to the public library in my home town, Concord Massachusetts and spending hours in the children's room. More recently my favorite library memory was remodeling the Bishop Ireton library/media center.

Meet Jacqueline: Bishop Ireton Assistant Librarian and Media Specialist


  • Attended The Catholic University of America: Received a Masters of Information and Library Science
  • Holds an undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature
  • Worked at Bishop Ireton High School since 2013
  • Held internships with various branches of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (Natural History Museum, Native American Museum, and The Museum Support Center)
  • Worked at the Library of Congress
  • Member of the American Library Association, Metropolitan Washington Area Independent School Library Association, and the Catholic Librarian Association
  • Attended the Computers in Libraries conference (2014 & 2015)
  • Favorite Library Memory: Handling rare documents such as Galileo's printing of Starry Messenger and George Washington's copy of the Declaration of Independence.