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  • 1. Think...Ask...Read...Imagine...Create...@YourLibraryThe Dixie Grammar SchoolJunior School LibraryLibrary Services& Resourcesfor Staff
  • 2. The Junior School Library is developing tosupport teaching and learning, and also toextend the curriculum. This booklet outlinesof some of the main resources and servicesthe Library has to offer. The Junior SchoolLibrary is also a part of a virtual serviceoffered across the whole school—LibraryOnline Services. The last part of thebooklet explains more about our localSchools Library Service, LSE.1) StaffingProfessional Librarian: Mrs Anne RobinsonSchool Library Association School Librarian of theYear 2005 for the UK.I manage the resources, services and facilitiesacross the libraries at the Junior and SeniorSchools. I work alongside the Library Co-ordinator, Mrs Enston, at the Junior School.My role is to plan and deliver research and studyskills lessons, inductions for students and staff,INSET, reading development, ICT skillsdevelopment and extra-curricular activities incollaboration with teaching staff. We hope to beable to extend more of this kind of work to theJunior School in the future.I work full-time 8.15-5.15 and spend two morningseach week at the Junior School.Email: library@dixie.org.ukTelephone: 01455292244 ext: 225Library Co-ordinator: Mrs Debra EnstonMrs Enston organises an exciting range of eventsand activities throughout the year in the JuniorSchool Library to encourage reading and literacy.She also manages the Student Helper Team,alongside her very busy teaching commitments.Library Services & Resources for Staff
  • 3. 2) About our LibraryThe Library is situated on the top floor of the main building opposite the ICT Room.Since the Summer of 2011, we have been re-developing the Library including:a. Weeding the existing stock to remove out-dated and damaged books.b. Cataloguing the remaining books onto a computerised Library ManagementSystem, Junior Librarian.c. Labelling the stock to help students and staff find books more easily.d. Re-arranging the shelving to enable a logical flow.e. Making new guiding to help with location and selection.f. Putting up new displays.g. Purchasing loads of new books and cataloguing them onto Junior Librarian.h. Monitoring and posting about our progress on the Library website—Library Online.i. Setting up new management systems for the Library.j. Creating publications with teaching materials and guidance on using the Library.3) ResourcesPrint Resources: Fiction: including Picture Books, Disney Corner, First Reads, and general fiction. Non-fiction: to support and extend the curriculum. Displays, booklists and reviewing magazines: we hope to make more of theseavailable soon.Digital and Online Resources: Research Guides: this is a service I offer to the Senior School, but it could easilybe extended to the Juniors. I collect and organise a range of evaluated websitesto support any curriculum subject. These are then made into a Research Guide onour LibGuides platform with videos, books, downloadable materials and so on. Thelook and feel of the platform is very flexible and could be made more appropriatefor Junior pupils.For examples, see our Research Guides on LibGuides:http://library-online.libguides.com/index.php
  • 4.  Subscription Databases: We now have a series of superb online subscriptiondatabases available, through our subscription to LSE (see below), for use by staffand students. These are suitable for a range of subjects. More may be addedduring the year—please ask me for access details and training.If you are a member of the public library, then you will be able to access anextensive range of online resources. There is a link to these from our website,Library Online—see URL below. Library Online Services: Our libraries have an extensive range of websitesdesigned to support and extend our services—Library Online Services. Thisvirtual library is available any time anywhere with library information, readingguides, rolling news feeds, downloadable resources and much more! Please askme for a demonstration of how these services can support your work.Our main website, Library Online: http://library-online.org.ukResource Collections from LSE (see also last two pages):We subscribe to LSE, our local Schools Library Service. This enables me to borrowcollections of books on your behalf. These resources may be used in the Library oryour classroom. All staff have personal membership and can borrow a range ofresources, including artefacts and DVDs. It is helpful if you can let me know yourrequests with plenty of notice as I visit LSE during most school holidays. The booksare then delivered by LSE to the school and I catalogue and box them up for you.Senior School (Junior School Staff are welcome to use these if you wish) Credo Reference Essential Articles Guardian and Observer DigitalArchive History Study Center Philip Allan Archives Science Reference CenterJunior School Curriculum Visions - access via Library Online or use this URL:http://www.curriculumvisions.com/Ask your Librarian for the username and password.
  • 5. 4) Library Layout and OrganisationThe plan below shows the current layout of the Library shelving:General Fiction Books (Stories):General Fiction is shelved in the order of the Author’s Surname.e.g. Roald Dahl’s books can be found atEach book is labelled with the first three letters of the Author’s Surname. Thesequence starts by the Fire Exit with A and ends on the shelves next to the MainEntrance with Z.There are shelf guides to help students to find their books.Picture Books, First Reads and Disney:Picture books are housed in the Kinderbox. First Reads are shelved on the YellowShelf between the main door and the kinderbox. They are not in any particular order.Christmas books are on the yellow shelf.Disney books are in Disney Corner! They are not in any particular order.Disney CornerFirst Reads Fiction—EndNon-Fic—StartPictureBooksNon-FictionNon-FictionNon-Fiction Non-Fic—EndFiction—StartFictionTableDeskFictionMain EntranceStoreFireExitDAH
  • 6. Non-fiction Books (Facts/Information):Non-fiction is shelved by Subject. Our books have been classified according to theDewey Decimal System as used in most Public Libraries. This number system keepsbooks on the same subject close together. They are also colour coded to help youngerstudents.Every book has the correct colour for the subject with the Dewey number label on toplike this:The shelves have guiding to help with location and we have posters and SubjectIndexes available. Please ask me if you would like more guidance on any aspect ofhelping students to locate books.The table below shows the main Subject Areas, their Dewey Numbers and the ColourCode we are using:Dewey Codes Subjects Colour Code000-099 General Knowledge &ComputersPink100-199 The Mind Grey200-299 Religions Dark Blue300-399 Society Red400-499 Languages Purple500-599 Science & Maths Light Green600-699 Technology, Human Body,Pets, CookingOrange700-799 Arts, Music, Sport Yellow800-899 Literature, Poetry Light Blue900-999 Geography & History Dark Green552
  • 7. 5) Borrowing from the LibraryAll books are catalogued onto Junior Librarian, our Library Management System, whenthey arrive. Everyone must borrow books using Junior Librarian—even if a book is onlygoing to be taken out of the Library for a short while. This enables efficient stockmanagement and gives us useful statistics which then feed back into future stockpurchases. All books borrowed on your behalf from LSE are also catalogued ontoJunior Librarian and issued to you, so that I can keep a record of what we have inschool. Please encourage your students to borrow books and return them on time!Full details of how to use Junior Librarian to issue and return books can be found inthe red folder on the desk. Please ask me or Mrs Enston if you are unsure how to useJunior Librarian.6) Reading DevelopmentEncouraging our students to read:You are welcome to bring your classes in once a week to use the Library for readingand borrowing books. I am hoping to make some leaflets to support this work. Pleaselet me know what your students enjoy reading and encourage them to leave messagesfor me in the Message Book on the desk.Mrs Enston undertakes other activities to support reading such as managing the PuffinClub, book fairs and competitions. Please talk to her if you want any more information.7) Information Literacy SkillsDeveloping skills for the future: Research and Study Skills: At the Senior School I offer support with teachingresearch and study skills such as planning research, locating and evaluatinginformation, citing sources, avoiding plagiarism and creating bibliographies. I amplanning to offer this kind of service to you in the future, using the Library andICT Room as a whole space.8) Management InformationUseful statistical information: The Junior Librarian Library Management System enables me to produce usefulreports on borrowing figures by gender, class and year. You will be sent theborrower histories for all students in your class each term. Please ask if youwould like any other borrowing information for a class or individual student.9) FeedbackPlease give me and Mrs Enston feedback about our library services—the more you tellus, the better we can make the service for you and your students!I hope this quick tour of our Library resources and services has beenuseful to you!The Dixie Grammar School, Library Services 2013
  • 8. LSE Services—our local Schools Library ServiceLibrary Services for Education is a team of professional library andinformation specialists, based at County Hall. They provide afantastic range of resources and services that we can access as aschool through our annual subscription.Opening times:Mon-Wed 9.00-5.30Thu 9.00-6.00Fri 9.00-5.00Contact details:Eastern Annex, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8SSTel: 0116 305 3800Fax: 0116 305 3839Email: lse@leics.gov.ukProject collections:We can borrow boxes of books to support specific areas of the curriculum. These canbe used in the Library or in the classroom.To order a collection, please see me, giving a few weeks notice. I will then go to LSEand select books for these collections on your behalf. The collection may then bekept in school for a term and must be returned complete and in good condition.Other Services: Access to online databases—Credo Reference, Curriculum Visions, Guardian andObserver Digital Archive, History Study Center, Philip Allan Archives, ScienceReference Center. Reading Group sets. Artefact boxes—mainly multicultural subjects and RE—full list on next page. Professional advice and INSET. Whiteboard resources. Publications including booklists, library management titles etc.Personal Membership For all school staff Borrow up to 6 items at a time for 6 weeks. Choose from the wide selection of resources at County Hall: books, videos, DVDs, CDs professional development resourcesPlease see me if you need any further information about this service.
  • 9. Multicultural, R.E. & Curriculum Resources CentreEastern Annex, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8SSTel: 0116 305 3800 Fax: 0116 305 3839Email: lse@leics.gov.ukARTEFACT BOXES AVAILABLE FOR LOANPlease note that demand for artefacts is high so book in plenty of time.FAITHS & FESTIVALS:BUDDHISM HINDUISMBUDDHIST FAITH CHILD HINDUISM NAVRATRICHRISTIAN CHILD ISLAMCHRISTIAN CREATION STORY (FS/KS1) ISLAM (FS)CHRISTIANITY MUSLIM CHILDCHRISTIANITY EASTER JEWISH FESTIVALS (FS)CHRISTIANITY HARVEST FESTIVAL JUDAISMCHRISTIANITY NOAHS ARK (FS) JUDAISM (FS)CHRISTIANITY PICTURING JESUS JUDAISM BAR MITZVAHCHRISTMAS (FS) JUDAISM HANUKKAHCHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS JUDAISM STARTING POINTDIWALI SACRED TEXTSFAITH THROUGH THE ARTS SIGNS & SYMBOLSHINDU GODS SIKH CHILDSIKHISMMULTICULTURAL SUBJECTS AND OTHER ITEMS:ABORIGINES INDIAN TEXTILESAFRICA INDIAN VILLAGE LIFE (Chembakolli)AFRICAN CARVINGS INDIAN WEDDINGAFRICAN MUSIC HINDU/SIKH WEDDINGAFRICAN INSTRUMENTS ISLAMIC DESIGNAFRICAN TEXTILES JAPANASIA JAPANESE LIFEASIAN FASHION KENYAAUSTRALIA MASKS AROUND THE WORLDCARIBBEAN SEASIDE MASKSCARVINGS MEXICO (including Tocuaro)CASAS ESPANOLES MIDDLE EAST CERAMICS MOROCCO/TUNISIACHILDREN OF THE WORLD MOROCCOCHINA MULTICULTURAL DRESSING UPCHINESE DRAGON HEADS MULTICULTURAL PUPPETS (FS/KS1)CHINESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS NATIVE AMERICANSCHINESE NEW YEAR (FS) PERUVIAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTSCHINESE NEW YEAR PUPPETS (FS/KS1)CHINESE PUPPETS (MIXED)CONTAINERS, BOXES & BOWLS PUPPETS (WORLD)DES TRUCS FRANCAIS RAINFORESTSDOLLS DISABILITY (FS/KS1) RECYCLINGDOLLS ST LUCIAFLAGS SOUTH AMERICAGAMBIA SOUTH ASIAN COOKING UTENSILSINDIA SOUTH ASIAN TEXTILESINDIAN CLOTHES STEEL PANSINDIAN TEXTILES THAILANDINDIAN CULTURE WORLD TEXTILESINDIAN LIFE WORLD TOYSINDIAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTSWe may borrow two artefact boxes at any one time. Please ask me and I will organise this onyour behalf.