Learning Commons

Learning Commons Staff
Beverly Powell - Teacher-Librarian
Sharon Ouellette - Library Technician

The Learning Commons at Lester B. Pearson encourages students to experience the joy of reading, collaboration and learning through the use of technology and research. Flexible furniture and the use of a variety of technologies will allow students and teachers to share in new and exciting ways of learning. The technology available to students includes the use of a SmartBoard, Netbooks, Laptops, Desk Top Computers, eReaders, iPads and iPods. 

The Learning Commons is open Monday to Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. on Friday. All new students must participate in the Learning Commons orientation program. 

Items (books – fiction and non-fiction) can be borrowed using a Student I.D. card, with a fine of 20 cents per day for overdue items. As well, students may sign out Laptops, Netbooks, eReaders, iPods and iPads for a period, a day, overnight or for a weekend. Each student will have to produce a signed permission form and receive training on certain technologies before they are allowed to use them or sign them out. Failure to return technology that has been signed out on time or has been damaged could result in privileges being denied or that technology being replaced at the student’s expense. 

Students are expected to behave in a quiet and orderly fashion out of consideration for fellow Learning Commons users. Food and drinks, school bags are not allowed in the library.