Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning Library Orientation-Maun


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Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning Library Orientation-Maun

  1. 1. Botswana College of Distance and Open learning(BOCODOL) Library Orientation BY ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN B.N. HULELA
  2. 2. Background Information Thamalakane Life-Long Learning Centre Library is a growing Library established to support distance learning programmes offered by the College. Its operations began in July 2011. The library aims at building a diverse collection aimed at addressing information needs of its clients.
  3. 3. The objectives of the Library  To develop a dynamic collection that support     educational, research activities of the college. Provide high quality, user centred services to distance learners based on understanding their needs. Provide integrated access to library collection and information and creativity applying accepted standards. Stay abreast and employ technological innovation for betterment of the service. Help learners to acquire library skills, critical thinking, study and information literacy.
  4. 4. Library Opening Hours  Hours of operation are as follows:  Monday – Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm  During tutorials 8:00 am – 5pm  During examination 7:30 am – 8pm(Monday to Friday) and 8:00am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday  Closed at lunch time
  5. 5. Collection  The library has a growing collection of over 1300 books and 660 BOCODOL module books. The library started with a collection of 249 books.  There is a browsing collection of information books and fiction books and dvds,cds available for checkout.  Books are arranged by Dewey decimal classification. You need the entire class/call number to locate the book on the shelf.  Non- circulating collection:        Journals Newspapers Newsletters/magazines Botswana Collection Reference collection Students projects and past exam papers BOCODOL modules
  6. 6. Collection cont.…  Online/Electronic Resources The following databases can be accessed from the Library:  Ebscohost  Emerald  Commonwealth of Open Learning(COL)  African Digital Library  Jstor  Aluka
  7. 7. Circulation Procedures  By virtue of being a BOCODOL student or staff , you are automatically a member of the library. However, in order to borrow our materials you will be required to complete an application form available at the library(we need a proof of registration or employment letter).  Borrowing Entitlements  Staff 6 items - materials circulate for 30 days  Learners 4 items- materials circulate for 30 days  Magazines and past exam papers are housed at the circulation desk(not for circulating).
  8. 8. Services  Lending service- customers with borrowing privileges must present acceptable identification at the circulation desk to check out library materials. Renewal is allowed only if the material is not reserved for another person. Renewal can be done once in the library or through telephone, email . Patrons must confirm new due date and write it on the date slips in ink.  Reservations service- items on loan can be reserved. The client will be informed as soon as items are returned. Holds are placed for 3 days
  9. 9. Services cont.….  Reference service – The library provides patrons     with information to address their information needs. Internet Access Service/Electronic searches- We provide access to the internet during the library open hours . The Library staff conduct online searches for computer illiterate patrons. Current Awareness Service – Patrons are provided with information on current issues that are relevant to their needs. Inter Library Loan- If we do not have an item in our stock, we may request it from other libraries for our clients. Information Literacy- The Library offers library and information skills.
  10. 10. Overdue/Lost materials  All Library users are encouraged to return library materials on time. ordinary loan will be charged 50t per material and reserved material is P1.00 per material.  It is the responsibility of the borrower to take care of library materials. The user is expected to pay for lost library material, current replacement value + 25% handling charges. Recovered materials will not be accepted if the user has already paid.
  11. 11. Facilities  Computer workstation-13 computers with access to       internet and Microsoft office 35 Study carrels Study tables(44 users) Lounge suite (for newspaper reading) Discussion room Board room Librarian’s office(reference room)
  12. 12. Rules and Regulations            Observe silence in the library. Eating, drinking, chewing or smoking is prohibited in the library. Mute your cell phone while in the library. No bags are allowed in the library. Security personnel must check all items coming in and out of the library. The library is not responsible for the patron’s personal property. Please do not bring your children and pets in the library. Library property should not be vandalized. Library chairs should not be reserved for any users. Computers are to be used for research purposes and any viewing of pornographic material is forbidden. Reference materials can only viewed inside library(not for circulation).
  13. 13. BOCODOL LIBRARY CENTRES Places hosting BOCODOL Library materials for distance learners 1. Shakawe Community Library 2. Gumare Village Reading Room 3. Maun Public Library 4. Maun Prison 5. Moremaoto Community Library 6. Rakops Village Reading Room
  14. 14. Library Staff Assistant Librarian Barulaganye Hulela Phone No:6865621
  15. 15. Internet Service Library user on Facebook.
  16. 16. Bookshelves General circulation books
  17. 17. Periodicals Newspapers
  18. 18. Periodicals Magazines
  19. 19. Non - Circulating Reference books
  20. 20. Periodicals Journals
  21. 21. BGCSE Past Exam papers
  22. 22. Multimedia Collection DVDs
  23. 23. Lending Service Circulation Desk