About the Information Commons Library
INFORMATION COMMONS LIBRARY
CENTRO DE INFORMACION / BIBLIOTECA
MISSION AND DESCRIPTION
St. Augustine College (SAC) is committed to providing the best college-level library resources and services to its students and faculty. The 21st century revolution in information and telecommunications technologies made scholarly and research information increasingly available in digital formats. This significantly improves ways that college students and faculty can identify, access, locate, and use information that supports the college's curriculum.
"Information Commons" refers to today's college learning spaces and online services that support teaching and learning with library services and collections, computing and telecommunications technology and services, and spaces for individual and small group collaboration. The Information Commons at St. Augustine College is a partnership between Library and Information Technology Departments.
The Information Commons/Library provides students with tools to access and use relevant published and unpublished information to complete course assignments, as well as for lifelong learning. Librarians provide reference and instruction services to all students and faculty. Technology specialists provide computing and connectivity assistance at all teaching locations.
St. Augustine College has multiple teaching locations that use the Internet to deliver most library and technology resources and services. Students, faculty and staff have access to this virtual library both on and off campus, 24 hours per day, every day of the year via the library's web site (library.staugustine.edu).
St. Augustine College's Information Commons supports the College's mission, values, and goals, as it strives to inspire students to have an intellectual curiosity and a passion for higher learning that will accompany them throughout their lives.