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
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
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
Information Literacy program Yr 7-12
Referencing and citation guidelines
Turnitin - Plagiarism/GradeMark/Peer review software
Book Nook news - ebooks access, e-publishing guide, book blogs
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.
*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.
Book Week – Guest Author Simon Higgins, 26th August 2013.