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SCIS Consultation 2013 Di Ruffles


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At the 2013 SCIS Consultation Di Ruffles presented the view from the school library highlighting issues including the impact of mobile devices, diversity of content formats and the role of the teacher librarian.

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SCIS Consultation 2013 Di Ruffles

  1. 1. SCIS Consultation 14 November 2013 Di Ruffles
  2. 2. Library Mission Statement Mission Statement: To provide outstanding library services for the MGS community, aligned with the MGS vision, purpose and values. The purpose of the school library is to: 1. Support and enhance the curriculum, teaching and learning at MGS by providing a welcoming, flexible learning environment for the MGS school community. 2. 3. 4. 5. Encourage and foster in students a love of learning and life-long learning skills. Nurture, inspire and stimulate the vital importance of reading for pleasure and for information. Collaborate with teachers to develop student research skills appropriate for various age levels and subjects. Provide excellent, state-of-the-art information technology facilities and resources; a technology-rich learning environment and electronic gateway to the world.
  3. 3. Top 5 issues in schools and school libraries
  4. 4. Australian Curriculum Resourcing of the following learning areas: • • • • English Mathematics History Science
  5. 5. Australian Curriculum General capabilities
  6. 6. Australian Curriculum Cross-curriculum priorities • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures • Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia • Sustainability.
  7. 7. Library Collections / Resources • Providing resources in a variety of formats:        Print eBook DVD audiobook journals and eJournals databases digitised video library eg. ClickView • Providing access to resources in a BYOD environment • Providing access to resources 24/7 and on mobile devices
  8. 8. Joyce Valenza CC-by-nc
  9. 9. VCE Extended Investigation • New VCE subject for 2014 – trial and pilot • Inspired by the International Baccalaureate • Main purpose: “To develop students’ capacity to identify and ask good questions” • Provide an opportunity to research an area of interest in depth
  10. 10. Wishlist Cataloguing services that SCIS provides even more vital as school library budgets plateau • • • • Cataloguing of eBook content Cataloguing of ClickView content Cataloguing of websites including blogs and wikis Cataloguing of educational Apps