What is the librarian’s best course of action in this situation?
Since the assignment is to read a biography, the librarian directs the student to the biography section of the library rather than to the Internet. She helps the student select a biography at his reading level. In this particular case, the student will benefit more from using the library’s own resources than from using the Internet. The school library will probably have a biography of Thomas Jefferson, and the arrival date for the interlibrary loan would be too late for the student’s needs.