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The Learning hub

"Portal to 21st century global learning communities".

Teacher Librarian:  Janelle Fairley (M Ed - Teacher Librarianship)

Teacher Aide: Alexander Downie (Dip library and information services)

..connect, collaborate, create, share

Vision

To provide a centre where school community can collaborate and participate utilising mobile technologies;

To facilitate connectedness to global information networks and digital worlds;

To enhance learning by capitalising on the social nature of learning through providing opportunities for:

  • active and interactive participation
  • collaborative project work
  • information retrieval and sharing
  • discussion and presentation
  • production of new knowledge
  • teacher and student led activities
  • local and global networks for connection with experts
  • personalised learning

Physical resources

Collections: fiction, poetry, short stories, biographies, graphic novels, audio books, select ebooks, reference, non-fiction, magazines, journals, digital resources, hanging art gallery student work, Kedron Archives materials, laptop bank, games, wii and ds games.

Spaces: reading, research, multi-media rooms, group studies, desktop computer classroom - capacity 165 students.

Equipment: e-readers, laptop bank, flipcamcorder bank, colour copier/scanner, mobile IWB tablets

Library web OPAC (school access)

Physical and digital catalogued resources; portal to links to:

  • Research skills and toolbox of applications
  • Archives Collection
  • Information Literacy program Yr 7-12
  • Cybersafety
  • Copyright
  • Referencing and citation guidelines
  • Turnitin - Plagiarism/GradeMark/Peer review software
  • Book Nook news - ebooks access, e-publishing guide, book blogs
  • Search strategies

Students are encouraged to save links and files to USB, H drive and/or email home as they continue to develop their Info Search Process folder toolbox.

Databases

*Access details found on Library search page from school intranet–click on links below *

Oxford Reference – good general reference site for an overview of your topic area; over 100 dictionaries and reference titles covering all subjects.

LibraryWebs – subject directory library of thousands of carefully selected links. Topics relate directly to curricula and assignments in Australian Secondary Schools. Assignment pathfinder links from library search page.

APAFT - Australian Public Affairs, full text; access to journal articles on the social sciences and humanities; ideal for Years 11 & 12; contains Australian material.

Expanded Academic – an international database of balanced, full text coverage of a full range of subject disciplines.

Events

Book Week – Guest Author Simon Higgins, 26th August 2013.