Technology to Enhance Learning

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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.

"In the Stacks" at Marlborough

The ARC includes a rich collection of over 24,000 books, CDs, and DVDs, and includes a number of additional resources, such as:

  • 40 print magazine titles and three daily national newspapers
  • 40 tablets that can be checked out
  • 20 laptops that can be checked out by students and faculty for research activities
  • 10 Kindles that can be checked out
  • Two computer classrooms
  • A growing number of online information resources, including subscription databases such as Overdrive, SIRS, EBSCO host, World Geography Index, Proquest Platinum, ebrary, CQ Researcher, Culturegrams, JSTOR, Encyclopedia Britannica, Oxford English Dictionary, Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians, as well as ARTstor

Students who take AP or Honors courses are able to use both the University of Southern California and the University of California at Los Angeles libraries. In addition, membership in various library consortia makes it possible for us to borrow materials from libraries across the country.

Meet the Office


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Tom Wadbrook
Director of Administrative and Academic Technology
Tom.Wadbrook@marlborough.org

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Shauna Callahan
Associate Director of Academic Technology
Shauna.Callahan@marlborough.org

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Ida Dahan
Associate Director of Administrative Technology
Ida.Dahan@marlborough.org

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Nichole Gomez

Librarian
Nichole.Gomez@marlborough.org


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Maggie Michaelson
Librarian
Maggie.Michaelson@marlborough.org

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Joe Cardenas
Technology Support Specialist



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Tram Tran
Network Administrator