Staff Guide to the Michael Parker Library

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Staff Guide to the Michael Parker Library

  1. 1. Think...Ask...Read...Imagine...Create...@YourLibraryLibrary Services& Resourcesfor StaffThe Dixie Grammar SchoolMichael Parker Library
  2. 2. The Michael Parker Library has adeveloping range of resources and servicesto support teaching and learning, and alsoto extend the curriculum. This bookletoutlines of some of the main resources andservices the Library has to offer.1) StaffingProfessional Librarian: Anne RobinsonSLA School Librarian of the Year 2005.These are some of the things that I do: manage the resources, services and facilitiesin the libraries at the Junior and SeniorSchools. plan and deliver Information Literacy lessons,inductions for students and staff, INSET,reading development, ICT skills developmentand extra-curricular activities in collaborationwith staff. work full-time—8.15-5.15.Email: library@dixie.org.ukTelephone ext: 2252) ResourcesPrint Resources: Fiction: including Quick Reads, GraphicNovels, Large Print Fiction, general fictionand the Young Adult section. Non-fiction: for curricular and leisureinterests. Please suggest new titles. Newspapers and magazines: small collectionfor the curriculum at the moment . Happy todiscuss the purchase of more in the future.Popular magazines and comics are purchasedfor students to read at lunchtimes and afterschool. Displays, booklists and reviewing magazines:changed and updated regularly. Helpsheets: covering a range of topicsincluding Internet searching, creatingbibliographies, evaluating sources.Library Services & Resources for Staff
  3. 3. Digital and Online Resources: Ebooks: we are trialling some ebook platforms at the moment. DVDs: please suggest new titles. Presentations: covering a range of topics including Internet searching, creatingbibliographies and citing sources. Research Guides: I will collect and organise a range of evaluated websites tosupport any curriculum subject. These are then made into a Research Guide onour LibGuides platform with videos, books, downloadable materials and so on.Our Research Guides on LibGuides: http://library-online.libguides.com/index.phpSubscription Databases:We now have a series of superb online subscription databases available, through oursubscription to LSE (see below), for use by staff and students: Credo Reference Essential Articles Guardian and Observer Digital Archive History Study Center Philip Allan Archives Science Reference CenterThese are suitable for a range of subjects. More may be added during the year—please ask me for access details and training. If you would like the Library tosubscribe to any other online resources, please ask.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:The Library has an extensive range of websites designed to support and extend ourservices—Library Online Services. This virtual library is available any time anywherewith library information, reading guides, rolling news feeds, downloadable resourcesand much more! Please ask me for a demonstration of how these services cansupport your work.
  4. 4. 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 to support your lessons . These resources maybe used in the Library or your classroom. All staff have personal membership andcan borrow a range of resources, including artefact collections and DVDs.3) Library FacilitiesThere is flexible space for class or small group use, plus soft seating and ICTfacilities (see below). The Library may be booked by staff for classes or smallgroups. Please see me well in advance for any booking (during school time or forextra-curricular use) so that we can plan activities together, I can make sure thatresources are available and I can also organise my time effectively.ICT Facilities 6 laptops for student and staff use: part of the school network. 1 laptop for use as an OPAC (the Library’s catalogue of resources). Colour laser printer. Headphones and mice for use with the laptops. Floor sockets for use with electrical equipment. Drop-down screen and projector. Kobo ereader and Ipod Touch.4) ReadingEncouraging our students to read:A main focus of my work is to guide and support students in developing and wideningtheir reading. The following activities are offered: Reading Development Programme: I work with the English Department using aprogramme for students in Years 6 to 8 to encourage reading for pleasure. Individual guidance is offered throughout the day to students to help them withselecting reading materials from a wide range of genres. I also utilise technology to encourage reading. Through Library Online,students are supported with the use of wikis, blogs and a range of other web-
  5. 5. The Dixie Grammar School, Michael Parker Library 2013based services. We are also looking at purchasing ebooks and ereaders for theLibrary in the future! Extra-Curricular Activities: reading is a constant theme throughout the year withauthor visits, reading groups, World Book Day, quizzes and competitions takingplace.Our Reading is Fun wiki: http://library-online.pbworks.com5) Information Literacy SkillsDeveloping skills for the future: Research and Study Skills: Do your students need to improve these skills? Ioffer support with teaching research and study skills such as planning research,locating and evaluating information, citing sources, avoiding plagiarism andcreating bibliographies. I am happy to plan a lesson or set of lessons with you tobe delivered in the Library using our resources and facilities, or help you tocreate materials to be used in the classroom. All teaching resources that Icreate are downloadable from the Library Online website. Library Inductions take place in the Autumn Term. These can be tailored forYear 6 classes, students new to the school, and Sixth Form students.6) Management InformationUseful statistical information: The Eclipse Library Management System and my records enable me to produceuseful reports on the use of the Library, including use by subject departmentsand borrowing figures by gender, form and year. Please ask, if you would like thisinformation for a department, form, class or individual student.7) Extra-Curricular ActivitiesWide range of activities: Throughout the year, I organise and support an exciting range of events in theLibrary such as author visits, World Book Day, Carnegie Shadowing, Inter-FormBook Quiz, Reading Groups and competitions.I hope this quick tour of our Library resources and services has beenuseful to you!
  6. 6. 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. With plenty of notice, LSE are alsoprepared to purchase some resources to fit our curriculum at DGS.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 five online databases—Credo Reference, Guardian and Observer DigitalArchive, History Study Center, Philip Allen Archives, Science Reference 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.
  7. 7. 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.

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