BSE College Library
The library has an essential role in teaching and learning at the College. Resources have been developed to complement and enhance the curriculum needs of the College community. Students are assisted to develop information literacy skills that will help them to become effective, independent learners. The provision of an extensive and up-to-date fiction collection to promote the importance of reading to student learning and to develop a love of reading for recreational purposes is a priority of the Library. The library is a welcoming and adaptable learning space that can be used by individuals and classes before, during and after school.
- Non-fiction, fiction and reference books.
- Newspapers: we subscribe to the Age, Herald Sun and the Bendigo Advertiser each day.
- These can be read but not cut up or removed from the Library Back copies are housed in the Library workroom and accessed via our current newspaper indexing service.
- Desktop computers for research use.
- Digital cameras, video cameras and scanners for class projects.
- Digital projectors.
- DVDs, videos, compact disks and other audiovisual resources.
- Posters and maps available for borrowing - housed in the Hanging File
- Photocopying – costs 10c. for a black and white A3 or A4 size copy. Change is available
- Binding is available on request – cost $1.00 per item.
- Laminating – poster size available – cost $3.00 per metre.
- Tracing paper – good quality for sale at 10c a sheet.
HOW TO CHOOSE A BOOK TO READ
- Ask your friends or teachers to suggest a good author or title.
- Browse along the shelves in an area you’ve never used before.
- Judge a book by its cover - if the cover attracts your attention, give the contents a try.
- Read other books by an author whose work you’ve enjoyed in the past.
- Look at the books that have been returned by other students.
- Use v-Library to find books about a specific topic. Use Keyword or Wizard.
There are 6 aspects you should make plans about when preparing and presenting research assignments.
You need to make decisions in advance about:
- Task definition.
- Information seeking strategies.
- Location and access.
- Recording information.
- Synthesis and presentation.
Your teacher and teacher-librarian will help you with this when you begin library research.
When you are using information in a research project, you need to list the sources of your information in a bibliography.
Include these things :
- Author or name of person who was responsible for the contents of the book you used.
- Title of the book, article, CD ROM or internet site you used.
- Publisher’s name and place of business.
- Date that the book or article was printed, or the internet site was last updated.
- URL (address) of internet site.
An easy way to remember this is to think of NAPPY: Name (of book), Author, Publisher, Place, Year.