Library & Information Technology
The Library provides a multi-function learning area which is an integral part of the teaching and learning programmes of Suzanne Cory High School. This busy centre also includes the Information Technology help desk. Due to the recent establishment of the school the resources available in the Library are all recent publications and cater for both non-fiction research and fictional reading. Students can read in the couch area or work at the tables. VCE students use the Library for private study, and the class areas are used for research periods.
Recent additions to the Library are the new digital subscriptions to World History in Context, Science in Context, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Global Issues in Context, and the Literature Resource Centre. Also available is Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, The Age, Echo Index of Australian papers and media issues, and the wonderful reference and journal database Ebsco ANZ Reference Centre. There is also a comprehensive range of e-books on current Issues in Society. The Library digital subscriptions are accessible anytime, anywhere to the school community.
The Library is an important part of the teaching of information literacy and digital literacy throughout the school. Students need to become adept at using a variety of resources, both print and digital, in their research to develop life-long learning skills. The Teacher Librarians work alongside the classroom teachers in order to help students to identify, access, evaluate, organise and communicate information which is relevant to all subjects and to help students become critical thinkers and effective users of information.
The Library provides a variety of fictional genres to cater for all tastes. Students are encouraged to borrow fiction books and the Library staff welcome suggestions from students for book purchases. Reading is further promoted through the Premier’s Reading Challenge and engaging activities throughout Book Week.
A unique area is the Asian Corner where both fiction and non-fiction books are available covering all cultures represented in the school community.
Monday to Friday 8.15am – 4.15pm.
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