Resource Centre

IMG_0513Rationale:

Grant High School Resource Centre staff believe that every student has the right of access to all forms of knowledge which foster the student’s development to his or her full potential and encourage life-long learning skills.

Consequently the policy of the Resource Centre is fully aligned with that of the school especially in supporting the School Development plan. In addition, it is committed to the principles enunciated in “The Australian School Library Bill of Rights”, “the Freedom to Read Statement” prepared by the Australian Library Association and “the Statement on Principles of School Librarianship”.

Aims:

  • To cater for the emotional, cultural and intellectual needs of students considering their various ages, abilities, interests and gender.
  • To implement, support and enrich the school curriculum by providing a wide range of materials in differing formats at many levels.
  • To organise these materials for effective use.
  • To guide students and staff in their choice of materials.
  • To teach students the 6-Step Research Skills process
  • To provide a broad range of recreational materials to encourage the development of students’ literacy.
  • To provide materials on both sides of controversial issues so that bias is avoided and an opportunity is given for developing critical judgement.
  • To co-ordinate resources housed in specialist areas to make them accessible to the whole school population.
  • To maintain an atmosphere in the Resource Centre conducive to effective learning and enrichment.
  • To develop co-operative learning programs, in which classroom teachers and teacher/librarians plan, implement and evaluate subject-based learning programs.

Resources/Services:

  • OPAC terminals
    • The Resource Centre cataloguing system (AMLIB) enables you to search under Title; Author and Subject Headings for resources available in the Resource Centre.
    • If you wish to search for resources, reserve books, delete reservations or check your borrowing/loan status, this can also be done on an OPAC terminal or any computer connected to the school network.
  • Internet/Intranet
    • Internet and Intranet access is available.
  • Printer
    • A printer is available for your use.
  • Photocopier
    • A photocopier is available. Cost is 20c per A4 page and 30c per A3 page. Change is available.
  • AV equipment
    • HD video cameras, flip cameras and digital still cameras are available to be used with subject teachers’ permission.
  • Reserve Collection
  • Vertical file collection
  • Author file collection
  • Archives
  • Comprehensive collection of Fiction, Non Fiction and Reference; Teaching Reference books and Magazines
  • CD Roms
  • DVD’s
  • Aboriginal artifacts

Borrowing Procedures:

  • Library cards

    • Library cards are issued in Year 8 or when a new student is enrolled and remain valid until you leave Grant High School.
    • If your library card is lost or damaged, please notify the Resource Centre staff. A new card will be issued at the cost of $2.00.
  • Borrowing procedures

    • 4 week loan period for all year levels
    • SACE 1 & 2 students may borrow for a longer period of time. Please see a Resource Centre staff member to discuss an extension of time.
    • At the circulation desk, your Library Card is scanned, then each item borrowed is scanned.
    • Due date is stamped on the slip in the back of the book.
    • Each item is desensitised (so it will not set off the library security system).
  • Returning resources
    • It is your responsibility to return the items on or before the due date.
    • Return all items in the chute at the Circulation Desk or next to the exit door.
    • Overdue lists will be given to Home Group teachers on a regular basis. If an item is not returned then the Overdue procedure is followed.

Use of Resource Centre:

  • Lesson times
  • SACE students – Recess time
  • Lunch times for all students (1:20pm – 1:40pm).

Venues:

  • Area 1 – separate room with whiteboard, television/video/DVD unit and a projector.
  • Area 2 – open teaching area of tables, chairs and 30 computers.
  • Central area of tables and chairs/displays
  • Reading area

Open times:

  • 8.30 am – 4.00 pm Monday – Thursday
  • 8.30 am – 3.30 pm Friday
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