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About the LLC

Library Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and  Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm
Tuesday from 7:30am to 2:45pm

Mission Statement
The Library Learning Commons is a vibrant learning center, where students can study, read, research, collaborate, explore, think, create, discover and just be. We provide a variety of resources, materials, equipment and spaces to support student learning.  We work collaboratively with teachers to assist students as they learn to be competent, critical and ethical users and producers of ideas and information.  Our mission is to prepare students for a life of learning and to assist them as they search for, evaluate, use, synthesize, and apply information and creatively communicate their own ideas and findings.

Library Staff:
Librarian: Jeanie Phillips- jeanie.phillips@trsu.org 
Library Assistant: John Yake- john.yake@trsu.org
Phone: 802-875-2146 ext. 278

Library Expectations: Be a Courteous Library User
  • Bring a pass and sign in.
  • Respect your fellow library users.
  • Talking is okay, yelling is not.
  • All school rules apply.
  • Food and drink are allowed ONLY in the Cyber Cafe Common.

American Association of School Librarians
Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

Learners use skills, resources, & tools to:
1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

Read more by visiting http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/standards.

What are Learning Commons?
Learning commons are nothing more than areas set aside for different types of work. Our 21st century library is a vibrant learning center, where students can study, read, research, collaborate, explore, think, create, discover and just be. We have four learning commons.

1. Community Common- for community use. A place with tables and chairs, a screen and projector and lots of books. This space can be used for middle school 'town meetings', for School Board meetings, adult learning at night, and a place for students and staff to gather and do project based learning and staff development work.
2. E-Learning Common- for online learning. Many of our students come to the library to use computers. Many other students take on-line classes through Virtual High School (VHS) or the Vermont Virtual Learning Consortium (VTVLC). There are hundreds of courses to choose from and we have had students take classes as varied as Latin and Mandarin. These learning opportunities are necessary as student enrollment declines. The E-Learning Common will be a place for students to access learning and information at all times.

3. Cyber Cafe Common- for sharing learning. This area has cafe style tables and chairs with access to a flat screen television for posting things such as student work, drama productions, daily schedules and more. Students can upload and share web 2.0 tools and resources. Students can also eat and drink in the cafe common while they browse the new books and magazines.

4. Quiet Reading Common- for reading. A love of reading is essential for life long learning. The Quiet Reading Common provides our students with a comfortable area and soft furniture to enjoy a good book or magazine.