Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resources Centre at ARKIS is the “heart” of learning where it serves students and teachers by providing resources to support the written curriculum, research projects and coursework. The spiral three floor library has access to internet via LAN connected desktops and wireless access points. EBSCO research database is also available for teachers and students to browse information. The Resource Room is equipped with materials that support teachers in teaching. An automated library information system is developed to meet the needs of modern libraries using internal standards and cataloguing.

Vision:

The vision of the Learning Resource Center is to graduate information literate students, and to implant a reading culture hence contributing in enlightening the wider community.

Mission:

Keeping pace with globalization and technology advances, thus enabling student to acquire the necessary knowledge and information that will help them survive in a changing world, by assisting the students to access both “hard and soft” information which will reinforce the basic skills pertaining to scientific research. Serving and facilitating the needs of academic staff members by providing them with professional teacher development resources as well as material to support and boost curriculum requirements, which all together serves in enhancing the student learning outcome. The Learning Resource Center consists of 4 main libraries and a resource room: Taha Hussain Library (Grade 1 to 3), Gibran Library (Grade 4 to 12), Shakespeare Library (Grade 6 to 12) and Helen Keller Library (Grade 9 to 12) and a teacher resource room.

Timing:

The LRC opens from 7:00 to 2:30 throughout school days.

Checking-out policy:

Students may check out two books at a time for a period of two weeks, subject to renewal. Late notices are sent to students at the end of each term.

Fines:

Overdue items will be subject to 100 Fils / per day fine. In case of damage or loss of item, the value should be reimbursed. Food and beverages are prohibited. Internet usage is strictly limited for academic purposes.

Printing & Photocopying:

B&W photocopy and printing machines are made available for Grade 4 to 12 in Gibran, Shakespeare and Helen Keller libraries. The coloured photocopy and printing machine is only available for the High School students in Helen Keller Library.

Cost:

B&W: 20 Fils per page for A4 / 40 Fils for A3 printing or photocopying Coloured: 100 Fils per page for A4 / 200 Fils for A3 printing or photocopying

Grade 11 & 12 Special Discount:

Grade 11 students can print up to 100 B&W or 20 coloured pages for free Grade 12 students can print up to 150 B&W or 30 coloured pages for free

Destiny Library Management System Software:

http://appnsrv/ Destiny is an integrated library management system that effectively supports active student learning with greater efficiency. Destiny Library Manager provides centralized access to enriched, educator-reviewed digital content and tools that help librarians, staff and students locate and share resources with ease. The library management software integrates seamlessly with any student information system page for implementation services tailored to each solution, and is conveniently accessible through any web browser. Trusted by more than 60,000 customers, Destiny is the leading library management system for K-12 schools worldwide.

Features of Destiny Library Manager

Easy-to-use circulation, cataloging, inventory and reporting capabilities One Search™: Student access to online library catalogues as well as free and paid subscription databases all on one interface WebPath Express™: Delivers relevant search results from a trusted and credible search engine

Destiny Quest:

http://appnsrv/quest/servlet/presentquestform.do?site=101&alreadyValidated=true Destiny Quest is a highly graphical searching interface included with Destiny Library Manager. It engages K–12 students and helps them easily locate appropriate library materials that meet their classroom needs and personal interests. Access Destiny Quest by clicking on the Destiny Quest option on the Catalog tab. The Destiny Quest Home page contains The Top 10 Books, Resource Lists, New Arrivals, and My Personal List. *Can be accessed from ARKIS’s intranet only.

The EBSCOhost database:

EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

Link:

http://search.ebscohost.com *Username and password can be obtained from the school’s librarians
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