Introduction to the library


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Introduction to the library

  1. 1. Library Online: Learning Skills The Dixie Grammar School Michael Parker Library Introduction to the Library at The Dixie Grammar School
  2. 2. Why use the Library?
  3. 3. <ul><li>  </li></ul>There is so much information out there—print books, e-books, databases, images, DVDs, magazines, videos, newspapers and the Internet. Are you really confident that you know how to find and use everything that you need? We can help you to find, organise and use the information that you want.
  4. 4. What the Library can do for you
  5. 5. The Library offers <ul><li>Range of resources: </li></ul><ul><li>General and Young Adult fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Reference and information books </li></ul><ul><li>Subscriptions to essential online databases </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers and magazines </li></ul><ul><li>DVDs </li></ul><ul><li>E-books—coming soon! </li></ul><ul><li>Library Online Services Website </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Library offers <ul><li>Services and equipment: </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive working environment </li></ul><ul><li>Professional staffing </li></ul><ul><li>Help with resources and research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Advice with technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop computers, printer, screen and projector </li></ul><ul><li>Floor sockets for use with your personal laptops </li></ul><ul><li>E-book readers – coming soon! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Our promise to you!
  8. 8. To help and support you! <ul><li>To maintain a place conducive to learning and study </li></ul><ul><li>To acquire suitable print and digital resources </li></ul><ul><li>To help you to find and use appropriate resources </li></ul><ul><li>To help you to improve your research skills </li></ul><ul><li>To try to keep up-to-date with developing technologies </li></ul><ul><li>To suggest suitable technologies to use </li></ul><ul><li>To listen to your suggestions for improving our service. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What you can do
  10. 10. Use the Library <ul><li>- a space for work and study </li></ul><ul><li>Study periods </li></ul><ul><li>Break </li></ul><ul><li>Lunchtimes – busy with younger students </li></ul><ul><li>After school until 5.15 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Borrow and use resources <ul><li>Physical resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Books: 6 items for 6 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Short loan: 1 item for 3 days </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: no borrowing </li></ul><ul><li>Online resources: </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 access through the Library Online website </li></ul><ul><li>E-books: </li></ul><ul><li>Coming soon! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Our expectations of you! <ul><li>Respect the needs of other students to study in comfort and quiet </li></ul><ul><li>Ask in advance if you want to book in for group study </li></ul><ul><li>Do not bring food into the Library </li></ul><ul><li>You may bring in water bottles </li></ul><ul><li>Switch off mobile phones and music players </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use the Library as a short-cut to Room 8! </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware that the Library may be booked by teachers to work with their classes </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to ask if you need any assistance </li></ul>
  13. 13. All linked from Library Online
  14. 14. Library Online
  15. 15. Acknowledgements - Images Duncan, D (2010) Nice laptop on a glass table Available from: Date accessed: 01/07/10   Fanz (2006) Studying… Available from: Date accessed: 01/07/10   Sian, R (2006) Reading Available from: Date accessed : 01/07/10   Other images are copyright to The Dixie Grammar School, Michael Parker Library.   Created by Mrs Anne Robinson, Librarian, The Dixie Grammar School, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire. Available from the Library Online Website: http://library- This presentation and web links to go with it will be uploaded to the Learning Skills page of the site.