New year, new Senior School Library

Posted 21 October 2021 5:01pm

2022 brings exciting prospects for the Senior School Library. In the summer holidays the library will undergo a refurbishment. This will bring with it contemporary spaces to meet the current and future needs of our school community.

The revitalised library will have a welcoming warm and light-filled atmosphere with a variety of learning spaces, including an exclusive senior study area for both private and collaborative study. There will be an area that accommodates classes to maintain and enhance the information literacy work the teacher librarians do with classes across the curriculum. Our small breakout rooms will be expanded to include a wider range of spaces to accommodate small, medium and large group work. Also exciting is the presentation space with grandstand seating to facilitate presentations and reading lessons. Our physical collections will be housed in the space with easy access for students.

Once the refurbishment is complete the library staff will convert our existing physical collection to RFID, the most up-to-date security and circulation system for libraries. It is anticipated that this project will be completed by the end of Term 1 2022. RFID will bring with it self-loan stations that will provide greater flexibility for borrowing options. We will still retain our friendly in-person borrowing and returning via the circulation desk and encourage students and staff to chat with library staff about reading recommendations. All of our existing services will be maintained in the space. This includes individual research help, referencing assistance, whole class information sessions, the Year 7 Study Skills program, the Years 7-10 reading programs and meeting additional school community information and resource needs.

Library staff are currently packing up the space in preparation for the refurbishment and physical resources will be limited for the remainder of Term 4. All students will be able to return textbooks before the end of the term.

We look forward to welcoming in the new year with a new Senior School Library.

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