The mission of Marlborough's Academic Resource Center (ARC)— a merging of the School's library and technology departments — is to ensure that students are confident, reflective, and critical thinkers, and ethical users of diverse information and technology resources. The ARC’s mission empowers students to become informed researchers and decision makers and thoughtful, enthusiastic lifelong learners.
Our mission supports and enriches the School’s curriculum, awakens new interests, and cultivates respect for the diversity inherent in a pluralistic society. While students’ age, ability, and level of emotional development determine our selection, materials are also chosen for their strengths, alignment with our programs, and high quality of contents.
The ARC serves as the School’s center for faculty and student collaboration, research, study, recreational reading, and information literacy instruction. Working across departments and divisions, the ARC Team fosters meaningful information and technology integration in diverse formats, and incorporates media and research skills into the curriculum. This integration enables our students’ informed resource use and successful research experience as they complete class assignments and investigate personal interests. As a result, our students are able to navigate public and university libraries and online tools fluidly and confidently.