'light for learning'
The Chiara iCentre is named in honour of St. Clare of Assisi. The word Chiara means 'light'.
The College library began its life in a room in the Administration Building when the College opened in 2005. In 2008, on completion of a purpose-built centre, the library collection was re-located and the new building named Chiara. Chiara means 'light' and is also another name for St Clare.
Chiara was officially opened on 17 July 2009 by Senator Joe Ludwig, Senator for Queensland and Blessed by Most Rev John A. Bathersby DD, Archbishop of Brisbane.
In 2011, the Chiara library and information services was re-branded the Chiara iCentre incorporating library, information and IT services for staff, students and the wider community of Assisi Catholic College.
Vision and Mission
The Chiara iCentre supports the vision and mission of the College to Embrace, Embody and Empower. As the hub of the College Community, Chiara provides the resources, services and programs that enhance and support the curriculum to empower students to develop the skills for independent and lifelong learning and embrace peace and justice to make a difference in our world. To achieve this aim, we seek to provide an environment in which we:
Foster co-operative partnerships with other members of the College Community
Support the implementation of the College curriculum through the provision of resources, programs and services
Support academic, spiritual, artistic and recreational needs
Implement a program to develop, master and extend research and study skills and encourage competency in users of information so that they become independent life-long learners
Stimulate a love of reading, learning and inquiry
Foster discovery, innovation and scholarship
Chiara iCentre Team
Laurel Ball - iCentre Teacher-Librarian
Jennifer Colverson - iCentre Digital Technician
Barbara Monteath - iCentre Technician
Leone Tuttle - iCentre Assistant
Monday - Friday
8.30am - 4.00pm
Access to our digital ebooks and audiobooks is available through Overdrive.
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