Library Media Center

Library Media Center

Library Media Center

David R. LaRock Library

The David R. LaRock Library is Academy of Holy Angels’ library and media center. It provides both print and electronic resources for student learning and research.

Library Media Department Philosophy
Students and their classroom teachers are the focus of our program. Their need to know and their right to access information is the foundation of our department. We believe that recreational and critical reading should coexist with exposure to 21st century skills and that both are important for success. Therefore, a variety of materials in many formats is provided to support the curriculum and accommodate a range of abilities, viewpoints, needs, and interests. 

General Description
A media specialist works with students individually and in classroom groups to enhance research strategies, apply technology skills, and promote the ethical use of information. The media collection, its services, and resources are essential to the successful completion of class assignments and projects.

Information Literacy Initiative (SKILL Curriculum)
Information Literacy Initiative (SKILL Curriculum)

We have a specific information literacy curriculum that has been implemented to increase student abilities in the areas of locating, evaluating, processing, and communicating information.

Students are exposed to literacy sessions embedded in assignments from required classes. Each year additional skills are added in the areas of OPAC (print resource catalog), databases, web search, and ethics and technology. During their senior year, students are assessed to determine their own level of proficiency. This program is called SKILL: Students, Knowledge, Information Literacy, and Learning.

Information Literacy Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate an ability to locate print, multimedia and electronic resources.
  • Students will evaluate information in both traditional and emerging electronic formats.
  • Students will appreciate the value of reading and literature.
  • Students will understand the principles of intellectual property, academic integrity and ethical access to information.

Faculty

Mary Elling, Media Center Director
612-798-2630

Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday-7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Early dismissal days-7a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tools for students:

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