We wish to take this opportunity to welcome all students and other users to the Nicholson Library. This library is named in honour of one of WIST’s past presidents, Reverend Alvin Nicholson, who served between the years 1979-1986.
The Library’s collection numbers approximately 22,000 volumes and this includes books, newspapers, magazines, indexes, and a small collection of videos, recordings, archival collections, and computer resources. We make every effort to ensure that we have the majority of the materials needed for research available. The aim of the library is to provide satisfactory information services as well as scholarly biblical resources that meet the needs of the school’s community as well as our extended users. The staff strive to progressively improve the library facility as well as the library collection.
In a society where information is power, we are surrounded by many different avenues to access the information we need: internet, websites, blogs, podcasts to name a few. How to begin looking for information? How reliable is the information found? Is the source an authority in the field? These questions point to the crucial role of the Library. The Library staff is here to guide you as you learn the art of seeking, assessing, and using information, not just to fulfill your classroom assignments, but also to develop the skills you will need to be a wise, informed consumer for a lifetime. Welcome to the journey!
Gale Ann Joseph-Kerr, BSc Library Technician II