Digital Learning Center School Sisters of Notre Dame

 

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The Digital Learning Center (DLC-SSND) is directly linked to the Information and Media Services Department of APS to attend all academic curriculum areas by reinforcing and supporting them through informational resources and professional librarians. Besides offering a great amount of printed and digital resources, this department coordinates different activities with teachers to strengthen library, research, information and critical thinking skills. These skills are necessary in order for the students to be successful citizens in the society of the 21st century. We believe in developing a love for reading and that printed or/and digital books are necessary to develop critical readers. The DLC-SSND has excellent technological resources to support this curriculum, such as interactive whiteboards, computers, and study and conference rooms equipped with multimedia and high speed Internet access. We are subscribed to databases (EBSCO/Grolier) so that students are able to access trusted and reliable information. We also have an automated electronic catalogue system that students can access, via the Internet, all resources available in the DLC-SSND. Besides the daily activities with the different departments, we also have a Library Week and Book Fair annually.

Vision

 

The Digital Learning Center of Academia del Perpetuo Socorro is integral to achieving excellence in education, and will contribute to the intellectual development of our school community.  We prepare students to be effective information users, life-long learners and productive citizens that will contribute to improve effectively the quality of life of the society in which they live.

Mission

 

The Digital Learning Center for information and digital services provides the best possible support for Academia del Perpetuo Socorro’s mission of educational excellence, providing distinctive collections services, tools and spaces that enhance learning, teaching, research and critical thinking for, and in collaboration with, our school community.

 

The mission of the DLC is to support the curriculum and to ensure that students and faculty are effective 21st century users of ideas and information.

Digital Learning Center Hours

 

  • Monday – Friday from 7:00am until 5:00pm

 

We will continue to provide collections in print and spaces for quiet study and reflection, but also we developed new spaces for social interactions where users can study, work and collaborate with the help of our staff. The DLC has excellent technological resources to support this curriculum such as interactive whiteboard, computers, study and conference rooms equipped with multimedia and high speed Internet access (100Mbps). We are subscribed to databases (EBSCO/Grolier) so that students are able to access trusted and reliable information. We also have an automated electronic catalogue system that students can access via the Internet all resources available in the DLC. The Center also have two study groups or club talks areas equipped with high resolution monitors. At the DLC we offer extracurricular activities like the Writing Workshop.

Historical - Literary Room

 

The main purpose of this room is to preserve Puerto Rican documents, books, and journals in the fields of history and literature. Its main function is to provide access to information sources that students can use for their research papers and essays. Another of its functions it to preserve important documents related to the history of our Academia del Perpetuo Socorro. The Historical-Literary Room is a small center for study, reading, and investigation. The information resources treasured herein are to be used exclusively inside this room. To remove any document from the room, permission must be granted by the library media specialist.