The Upper School Media Center is an integral part of GWA’s mission to prepare students for a rapidly changing global society. We seek to create an environment that encourages intellectual stimulation, provides access to quality information, and offers enrichment to the school community it serves.
Monday – Friday, 7:30AM until 3:30PM
Emily Roediger, Director of Media Services
Sandra Richardson, Library Assistant
George Walton Academy’s Library Media Program will empower students to become inquisitive, innovative, and ethical global citizens by fostering a critical approach to the use and creation of information. In our efforts to contribute to students’ enthusiasm for and lifelong involvement in the learning process, we commit to do the following:
- Provide equitable access to an extensive array of resources in and out of the classroom, on and off of campus.
- Lead students to become skillful and responsible researchers across a multitude of platforms.
- Collaborate with teachers and staff on the design, implementation, and assessment of 21st century learning skills across all curriculum areas.
- Cultivate a supportive, creative, and safe environment for personal and educational development that extends beyond the school to the larger community.
The Upper School Media Center is centrally located in GWA’s main building and employs hours that allow student access before and after school as well as during the school day. The facility offers tables for group work and individual study, free-use computer banks, a large presentation lab, and quiet reading areas.
With over 10,000 items in our physical inventory, our varied collection fully supports GWA’s curriculum and academic goals as well as the reading interests of students and faculty. Increasingly, our digital holdings fully maximize students’ ability to find and rely on quality information during the research process. Using passwords and usernames, students and faculty are able to access these digital resources simultaneously—including databases of peer-reviewed journal content, historical periodicals, literary criticism, and additional reference materials—from any computer with an internet connection.
A full list of our digital resources and subscription services is available upon request.
Access the GWA Upper School Media Center website for library resources, research links, and summer reading information.