Hello, my name is Amy Wesen and I was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana. At an early age, I was inspired by books and their ability to whisk people away to another time, place or situation. My favorite books as a child was Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White and the Nancy Drew Mystery Series. Since that time I have never been without a book in hand!

I attended Montana State University- Bozeman and received my B.S. Degree in Elementary Education K-8 and my reading Minor K-12. In 2015, through Montana State University, I obtained  a graduate endorsement in Library Media.  I spent my student teaching experience in Gisborne, New Zealand and five years working in the educational field in America.

My goal for every student, as the BFS Librarian, is to find a book that students would love to read for enjoyment.  I will encourage literacy and model lifelong learning. I look forward to teaching your child and I am so excited for the school year ahead. Even if your child does not take classes from me, they are more than welcome to seek my assistance to find resources or provide book recommendations.

  PHILOSOPHY

A school library is a learning hub that centers the school’s social and intellectual development as it fosters a community of collaboration, learning and a love of literacy.  In order to best optimize curriculum design, instruction and support staff and students’ knowledge and learning,  the library will promote a professional learning community. The learning climate will be conducive to multiple learning styles and physical needs as it provides equal access to all stakeholders.

Mission Statement

The BFS Library supports the school mission:

to inspire each learner and provide educational services that nurture their social, intellectual, emotional, and physical growth. BFS students are prepared to enter top universities worldwide and become responsible, contributing citizens in a rapidly changing world. Our ongoing commitment to intercultural understanding and a strong partnership of students, parents, and teachers allows us to achieve this in a caring and supportive environment.

Vision Statement

The library will promote active learning and independence  in order to produce high academic achievement. The library will guide students to be responsible and ethical citizens as they learn research, access and evaluate information and  manage their own digital footprints as lifelong learners.  Using advocacy and collaboration, the library will integrate information literacy as students engage in inquiry based learning.  Students will become effective communicators as they partake in participatory learning through shared knowledge, ownership and conversations.

Citation “Philosophy, Mission, Vision.” Tracey Wong, School Library Media Specialist. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2017.

  OPENING HOURS

  • Monday- Friday
  • 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Wednesday close at 3:30pm

STUDENT SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE LIBRARY

  • Checking in and out books. There are over 20,000 books catalogued in the BFS Library!
  • Printing
  • Collaboration Zone- We have tables for students to use to complete homework and talk
  • Media center with 25 Mac Computers

  RESOURCES

The school is subscribed to the following databases. To obtain the use-id and password please contact the school librarian.

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