Welcome to Our Lady of Wisdom Library Learning Commons
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on normal school days
- Atriuum Is our Online Public Access Catalog, or OPAC
- Students may check-out 2 items for two weeks.
- While there are no fines for overdue materials, students are responsible for the cost of replacing lost or irreparably damaged books.
- Students will not be allowed to check out materials if they have overdue items or unpaid replacement fees.
- Students may copy or print materials for school related purposes.
- The cost is $.10 per side of printed page.
- Please ask the librarian or library aide for assistance if needed.
Our Library Media Center is slowly transitioning into a student-centered Library Learning Commons (LLC) that not just serves as a repository of information, but fosters inquiry through collaboration and social learning. Our students not only locate information, they use it to solve real-world problems, create new products, and explore new ways of thinking. It is our goal to provide a multi-layered approach to learning to accommodate and engage different types of learners on their journey to achieve a well-rounded, quality education, and to encourage the desire for life-long personal, spiritual and intellectual growth. To attain these goals we strive to:
- help students acquire techniques for gathering information and constructing knowledge
- provide resources, materials and services that support personal, spiritual and intellectual growth
- create a welcoming and flexible user-friendly environment
- encourage and support the use of technology
Our first major project in the transition was to create Collaboration Stations. We were fortunate to receive a grant from the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, Inc. which allowed us to purchase the materials for the stations. They have been a huge success! The Collaboration Stations foster student investment in their own learning. Student learning is active and student-driven through student interdependence and social interaction, rather than passive and teacher-driven through lectures. The following photographs offer a glimpse into the student engagement fostered by the stations.