Thursday, February 26, 2009

Survival Tips for TAFE students


1. Get to know your TAFE librarians, Gabriele Ogilvie and Anna Woltschenko, who can help you find online and print resources for assignments.

2. Seek help early when you can't find information you need, don't wait till your assignment is almost due.

3. Take advantage of the great online resources available to TAFE students in this region.

4. Find resources in TAFE libraries across the state and get them sent to you free. Ask Gabriele or Anna how.

5. Bookmark your Delicious links so you can find credible information on the web fast.

6. Carry your student ID with you because it enables you to borrow books and use the printers and photocopiers on campus.

7. Avoid library fines by telling us your email address, so we can send reminders before your loans are due, or by renewing your own loans via "My Library Record" in the library catalogue.

8. Keep your library fines below $20 and you can keep borrowing, plus at the end of the year, we'll make the fines disappear.

Year 11 Survival Tips



Survival tips to ensure you have a hassle-free experience and get the most out of the services we offer:

1. Get to know your school librarian, Louise Cleary, who can help you find online and print resources for assessment tasks and essays.


2. Improve your information skills by attending library tutorials and by seeking help when you're stuck with not enough information to complete your assignment.


3. Click on the Library icon on the student PCs on campus and bookmark the Library site

4. Bookmark the Delicious links,
so you can easily find credible information on the web.

5. Carry your student ID with you
because it enables you to borrow books and use the printers and photocopiers on campus.


6. Avoid library fines by telling us your email address, so we can send reminders before your loans are due. Renew your own loans via "My Library Record" in the library catalogue.


7. Keep your library fines below $20 and you can keep borrowing, plus at the end of the year, we'll make the fines disappear.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Emergency Information

emergency With the heavy rain causing local flooding, up to date information is available at the ABC Mid North Coast local site.

Click the Emergency link, then Weather or Emergency Information.

The Online Resources under the Emergency Information include contact details and information for floods, fires and bushfires, ambulance, SES, police, RTA traffic warnings, health warnings and more.

Under the bushfire information, there is a handy list of things to pack if re-location is necessary. Looks like it would be useful for flood evacuation as well.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Periodic Table in pictures

ice_cubeThe University of Nottingham has produced quirky, short videos explaining every element in the Periodic Table.

Updated recordings are noted, as are the "most popular" and "recommended" - potassium, medelevium and lead.

A Visual Elements Periodic Table by the Royal Society of Chemistry lists time of discovery and by whom and how the chemical symbol is derived.

Both great aids to learning.

EFTPOS for printing and copying


The Library has an EFTPOS terminal for printing and copying.

Add value to your ID card by transferring money directly from your debit card to your student ID card.

It's like those at any retail outlet (charge per transaction is 17 cents), but you will not be able to get cash out. The minimum amount you can transfer is $4.

The EFTPOS terminal is located beside the autoloader, which will take cash if you have it.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Anniversary of the Apology by the Prime Minister


Today is the anniversary of the apology to the Aboriginal people by the Prime Minister and in which he promised

"a future where all Australians, whatever their origins, are truly equal partners, with equal opportunities."

What has happened and what is planned?

Watch for Reconciliation Australia's barometer of reconciliation

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation marks the PM's report card for the year and looks forward to what will come.

Trace the history of Reconcilaition and of Sorry Day and the Stolen Generations

NSW Reconciliation Council

Reconciliation Victoria

In the Library a display of our resources on reconciliation will be on display for the next week.

Near the display is a painting by Janet Nakamarra Long, presented to the Library by the University Head of Campus, Dr Rosie Wickert, earlier this week.

Charles Darwin

darwin

2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his "The Origin of Species by Natural Selection".

To mark both occasions, institutions around the world are mounting exhibitions and presentations.

BBC

Open University

BBC/Open University joint site

University of Cambridge Darwin Festival

The National Museum of Australia is hosting a free symposium on February 26.

Since 1974 the Darwin Correspondence Project has collected and made available online Darwin's letters to some 2000 correspondents, many of whom were eminent scientists and thinkers of the time.

Darwin's travels in Australia helped him formulate his theory and Wotnews has collected a number of articles from the ABC and other sources about his time here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

January New Titles









Selected titles added to the Library in January.

For the full listing of all titles received last month see here.