Library and Resource Centre

 

The Glen Eira College Library is a vibrant and engaging place of learning and discovery. We provide quality resources, services and technologies to ensure successful and rewarding outcomes for all of our students. Our Library Monitors play an important role in day to day operations – particularly in the areas of resource selection, extra-curricula activities and helping with library duties. We have a thriving lunchtime Book Club, afterschool Homework Help sessions, and a number of other activities designed to appeal to all. In addition to fostering a love of books and reading, the library provides a caring and inclusive environment well utilised by all members of the Glen Eira College community.

“When in doubt, go to the library.”

J.K. Rowling

Library News

10 ways that libraries power high performance schools

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has recently released a document that explains the importance of school libraries, and the services they provide. The role of the school library has increasing significance in today’s world of information overload. You can read more here.

Premiers’ Reading Challenge (PRC)

The PRC is open to all Victorian children from birth to 16 years in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by the closing date of the challenge. To meet the Challenge you need to read between 15 and 30 books (depending on your year level) by a set date and keep a record of them. If you meet the Challenge this year, the Premier of Victoria will send you a certificate of achievement.

Congratulations to the 54 GEC students in Years 7-9 who completed the challenge in 2017! Certificates for all participants will be available in Term 4. During Book Week, the following students were named the top readers’ in each year level:

  • Antoine – Year 9
  • Alexander – Year 8
  • Alicia – Year 7

Book Club

The Book Club is meeting weekly at lunchtime in 2017. All students are staff are welcome to join in for a fun, informal discussion about books and reading.

Next meeting: Wednesday 25th October

Library Information

Library Staff

Miss Karys McEwen – Librarian

Mrs Megan Gatt – Library Technician

Student Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

Before TEAM: Year 12s only

Recess: Year 12s only

Lunch: after second bell, closed on Wednesdays for Book Club

Lunchtime Activities

Book Club – held weekly on Wednesdays at lunchtime

Board Games – Scrabble, Chess, Pictionary, Balderdash, and many more!

VCE Sessions – check the daily bulletins for further information

Comic Book Club – student run club held regularly in the library

Homework Help

Homework Help is held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3.30pm – 4.30pm. Specialist teachers and volunteer tutors are available to help students on a one-to one basis or, if preferred, in small groups.

Suggestions Box

There is a suggestions box on the front desk in the library. Please let us know if you have any book recommendations for the library, or any other general feedback.

Collection Management Policy

For more information on collection management in the GEC library, please read our policy here.

Handy Links

Glen Eira College Library Catalogue

(currently only accessible while logged into GEC network)

Clickview

State Library of Victoria

Goodreads

Inside a Dog

Encyclopedia Britannica 

TROVE

“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”

Lemony Snicket

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