Ms. Melissa Norman
The Learning Commons is an inviting, student-focused learning environment with flexible spaces and resources allowing students to discover and collaborate with ease. There are 18 laptops, two private group spaces, whiteboards, a projector, and TVs readily available for student and class use. The librarian provides instruction to help students develop the media and information literacy skills necessary for college-level research and adulthood. Working closely with the faculty, the librarian also assists in designing relevant and interesting projects that support and enhance the curriculum.
The Learning Commons’ print library includes books, periodicals, and Ebooks for both research and popular interest. The online library provides 24/7 access to a wide variety of databases including EBSCO, JSTOR and ProQuest. These digital resources are a gateway to thousands of full-text articles, Ebooks, videos, primary sources, and images and are compatible with the wide array of media for interactive instruction at Villa Maria Academy – Google, Apple and Microsoft platforms, and Schoology.
The Learning Commons, located in the Regina Mundi building, is open daily from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.