An important component of the program is information literacy: finding, organizing, evaluating and synthesizing information in all of its formats. At each step of their encounter with library use, students are given instruction and support, and then they move to more independent and sophisticated uses of library resources. The library program coordinates with curriculum in each department, particularly in areas of language arts, social studies, science, and literature. Because of the intimate collaboration with faculty, the librarians are able to identify appropriate research instruction and resources for curriculum assignments. Most importantly, the skills and dispositions learned through library use allow students to explore the wide range of human experience through a variety of media.