About Our Library

We, at the LWIS-CiS library, aim to create a hub of learning so that our learners can explore their creativity and interests as well as connect their learning to the greater local and international community.  We aim to foster an environment where collaboration, academic honesty and continued learning are encouraged.

The LWIS-CiS Library staff is dedicated to the best possible service to the interdisciplinary programs, students, staff, and faculty. We constantly seek new and groundbreaking ways to provide information in various formats.


Meet Our Librarians

Ornella El Ghawi

Joined LWIS-CiS in the Academic Year 2015-2016. Miss Ornella El Ghawi has a BA in Information Management from the Lebanese University, Faculty of Information, and currently working on the Master’s degree in the same field.

Her responsibilities as a school librarian include: 
- Circulation (check in & check out) of stories.
- Acquisition of textbooks, copybooks, agendas, stories, summer work, teachers’ resources, class materials, etc.
- Cataloging on the Follett System.
- Distribution and collection of books to all classes.
- Organizing English and Arabic book fairs.

Shernel Mardini

A native Floridian and graduate of the University of South Florida, Mrs. Shernel Mardini worked as a library staff member at Palm Beach Atlantic University and the University of South Florida.

Mrs. Mardini moved to Lebanon in 2010 where she served as Senior Librarian and Levelled Reading teacher at the Lebanese Evangelical School for 8 years.

She joined the LWIS-CIS team in 2018 and is the DP Librarian for the IB program as well as the Reading Specialist for the Elementary and Middle School sections.