In support of the Dominican Community.
The Dominican International School Library welcomes students to the library and encourages them to use the resources available. The library helps every member of the school community — students, staff, and families — gain new knowledge, skills and dispositions for learning and personal development that they will use throughout their lives.
The DIS library is uniquely positioned to take a school — and curriculum-wide view of resourcing and technology for learning. Library staff have a broad knowledge of inquiry models, information texts and tools, and literature to suit students at all levels. They also work with individual staff and students to understand their particular information or reading needs, then help them access the materials they need.
"The school library provides information and ideas that are fundamental to functioning successfully in today's information and knowledge-based society. The school library equips students with lifelong learning skills and develops the imagination, enabling them to live as responsible citizens."
International Federation of Library Association's (IFLA) Manifesto (1999)
The library’s physical and digital spaces connect readers and learners to their peers, within the school and the wider community, or even globally. The library welcomes people in and provides a safe space for them to be. This is true of both the physical and virtual library environments. With a flexible multi-use approach, your library’s physical space enables a range of activities including quiet reading, study, and collaboration.
ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to thousands of full-text periodicals. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics. in all instances.
Britannica Group is one of the worldwide leaders in education, knowledge, and information. Their Encyclopaedia Britannica and Merriam-Webstger imprimaturs provide students, teachers, researchers, and casual learners with reliable, lively, and relevant school curricula, and trustworthy information on subjects ranging from language and sicence, history and the arts. Students can rely on Britannica to provide safe and trusted content through their suite of education products that support curiosity and discovery on thousands of topics that align with curriculum standards.
After assessment of reading ability given by adaptive reading test, SmartReading will recommend books which suit learner's level. Learners can further establish their own Reading Plan after they choose the books they are interested in, and gradually develop a habit of reading by recording their reading status systematically.