Middle and Upper School Libraries

Jackson Academy continues to be on the cutting edge in providing valuable library research resources.

We prepare students to access technology resources at the university level and beyond, and to read as a lifelong learning skill.

Middle and Upper School Resources

In the Information Age

It is the mission of the Jackson Academy library to give each teacher and student personalized, knowledgeable, and timely service that enriches their unique learning experience. Full-text, multifaceted online databases and an online catalog for books are available for students and faculty. All of these resources may be accessed on or off campus.

Information-Literate Citizens – it’s a schoolwide goal for every student who graduates from JA to be information literate. Analyzing different resources and determining their validity is a key component of the success our students experience in college and beyond.

Digital Citizenship Class is taught to all fifth and ninth grade students. This class helps students understand safety and security online, define and decline to cyberbully, develop their understanding of relationships and communication, and learn smart search and research practices. Our students are empowered to leave a positive digital footprint.

Avoiding plagiarism is an important practice in academic and professional writing. We work with students in grades 5-12 to learn different ways to avoid plagiarism.

A library of soft and hard-cover books is available in the Learning Commons.

“My heart in teaching is to help students to think for themselves, whether it is to evaluate an online source, pause before posting something online, or simply choose a book for academic or pleasure reading.”

Bronwyn Burford, Upper and Middle School Librarian

Meet the Librarian

Bronwyn Burford

Bronwyn Burford, Middle and Upper School Librarian

Bronwyn Burford earned a Bachelor’s in Public Accountancy from Mississippi State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Mississippi College. She has taught at JA for 16 years, leading classes in fifth grade digital citizenship, Upper School digital citizenship, and personal financial management. She manages the Middle and Upper School libraries, teaching students to conduct research ethically whether online or off. Her passion to equip students with the tools they need to create excellent academic work impacts every student who sits under her teaching. She can be reached at 601.364.5757 or bburford@jacksonacademy.org.