Vision for Towers Library, SAC

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Vision for Towers Library, SAC

  1. 1. A new vision Towers Library
  2. 2. Our Vision <ul><li>The Towers Library is a welcoming centre for learning and teaching at SAC. We collaborate and we support your teaching. We provide a wide range of books and resources to support learning and teaching. We foster a culture of information and reading that develops independent lifelong learners and motivated readers. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Library Team <ul><li>Maria Pilieci: Library Services Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Claudia Rose-Donahoe: MS Librarian and Writing Centre Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Sue Hayter: US Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda Thorne: Learning Resource Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Paluch: CLT Co-ordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Wendy Pries: ESL Plus Centre </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hours <ul><li>Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4?? </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday: closed </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. </li></ul>
  5. 5. School libraries = improved academic success <ul><li>It has been demonstrated that, when librarians and teachers work together, students achieve higher levels of literacy, reading, learning, problem-solving and information and communication technology skills. </li></ul><ul><li>(IFLA http://archive.ifla.org/VII/s11/pubs/manifest.htm) </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Structure of the CLT – A Shared Resource Centre: <ul><li>Our 5 CLT programs that are unique to SAC are: </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Learning Centre (GLC): provides guidance and time to students that have missed an assignment deadline. The GLC also provides a supervised space where a student may write a missed test or missed in-class assignment. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Our 5 CLT Programs (cont’d): <ul><li>GLC Plus: in addition to the above GLC responsibilities, this centre provides struggling students with one-on-one support in the areas of organization and task management strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>These students are assigned to a weekly two hour GLC block of time. </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Paluch oversees the GLC and GLC Plus in the US. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Our 5 CLT Programs (cont’d): <ul><li>ESL Plus: provides one-on-one support to students who are English Language Learners, who either have completed the ESL program, or are currently enrolled in both the ESL and regular English program. </li></ul><ul><li>This program runs in the library on Mondays after school; Wendy Pries oversees this program. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Our 5 CLT Programs (cont’d): <ul><li>Math Centre: offers math help in small group tutorial sessions by a Waterloo co-op student studying Math. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Our 5 CLT Programs (cont’d): <ul><li>Writing Centre: provides classes/tutorials, workshops and individual consultation to help students improve their research, pre-writing, and writing skills. </li></ul><ul><li>« Students will receive on-one-on support with their organization of essays, labs, creative writing pieces, etc., as well as help with the mechanics of writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Claudia Rose-Donahoe oversees the Writing Centre. </li></ul>
  11. 11. New This Year to the Library: <ul><li>SLGs – Student Led Groups: will offer peer tutoring out of the library in the evenings. </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Paluch will oversee this program. </li></ul>
  12. 12. IFLA Manifesto <ul><li>“ The school library provides information and ideas that are fundamental to functioning successfully in today's information and knowledge-based society. The school library equips students with life-long learning skills and develops the imagination, enabling them live as responsible citizens.” http://archive.ifla.org/VII/s11/pubs/manifest.htmto </li></ul>
  13. 13. Information literacy <ul><li>What does it mean? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The ability to complete successfully a complex problem-solving process that requires a student to define a search strategy, locate the needed resources, access and understand the information that is found, interpret the information, communicate the information, and evaluate conclusions in view of the original problem. OSLA, 1996. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This also includes: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>understanding and honouring intellectual property rights and copyright issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>properly using citation styles </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. We offer … <ul><li>Information literacy teaching: web-searching, avoiding plagiarism, citing right, the research process </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced web-site </li></ul><ul><li>Online reading room </li></ul><ul><li>Writing centre / GLC / Maths help </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiction, non-fiction, reference collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DVDs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global E-resources including subscription databases, web-links </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom facilities </li></ul><ul><li>A quiet study space </li></ul><ul><li>Private tutoring </li></ul>
  15. 15. Other information literacy classes may include: <ul><li>Life Beyond Google – Identifying Other Search Engines </li></ul><ul><li>Boolean Searches </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Formulating Inquiry Questions to Guide Research </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-writing Graphic Organizers </li></ul><ul><li>Effective note-taking and summarizing strategies </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Can you envision embedding any of these ideas into your assignments or classes? </li></ul>
  17. 17. We will save you time by ... <ul><li>Working with you to integrate information literacy teaching into your lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Providing a wide range of appropriate academic resources </li></ul><ul><li>Providing subject-specific resource lists for assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching students how to write well-structured essays </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting students’ reading skills </li></ul><ul><li>Helping students to be confident lifelong learners by encouraging intellectual curiosity and critical thinking. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Theatre and music: artsalive.ca
  19. 19. Maths
  20. 20. History http://www.readingandremembrance.ca/
  21. 21. Art http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/teachers/plans/index_e.jsp
  22. 22. What else can we do? <ul><li>Take a minute … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat with your neighbour and come up with one or two ways in which you could see yourself collaborating with the library. </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Thank you! <ul><li>We look forward to working with you to support learning and teaching at SAC! </li></ul>

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