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Library/Media Center

 

Welcome to Our Lady of Wisdom Library Learning Commons 

 

 

Hours

  • Monday - Friday 
  • 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on normal school days

Books/Periodicals

  • 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. 

Copying/Printing 

  • 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.

Library Technology
 

For on-line access to periodical and reference databases, we encourage students to use the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL).  The social, ethical, and moral standards which we follow in our daily school life apply equally to our use of the Internet. Thus, we strive to provide students with authoritative resources in support of the educational goals and objectives of our school.
 

News
 

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.