Library / information services

Welcome

The Glen Waverley Secondary College Library is located in the centre of the College and provides a hub of exciting activity all day. It offers a stimulating and collaborative learning space for our community.

The Library, and its staff, embrace the College’s commitment to the development of lifelong learners whilst being actively involved in the teaching and learning programs of the College.

The physical space is zoned to accommodate diverse teaching and learning styles; these include two comfortable lounge style wide reading areas, a teaching and research zone equipped with projector and computers.

Staff

The College takes pride in its Library which is staffed by teacher librarians who are passionate about supporting the staff and students with their information and reading needs. Our dedicated staff are professionals with teaching and information management qualifications.

Staff offer a welcoming environment where discussions with individual students about their reading are commonplace throughout the day. Positive learning relationships are also fostered with students who regularly seek assistance with writing and other library related tasks.

Wide Reading Program

Year 7 to Year 10 English classes are timetabled in the library for one of their lessons each week. The wide reading lessons form an integral component of the English course. Our teacher librarians foster positive relationships with our students and nurture the love of reading and literature.

Teacher librarians also work closely with the staff to create and assess authentic tasks promoting literacy, thinking and 21st Century skills. The library spaces allow us to work with students literary and reading needs individually, in small or larger groups.

Research and Information Literacy

The Library is a gateway to the world of inquiry. We assist students with access and interpretation of information. It is important that are students are literate, critical thinkers in a world saturated by information. Teacher librarians run lessons that form a vital component of research investigation throughout the college.

The Library’s resources are both print and digital. Digital resources can be accessed remotely from the comfort of your home as well as school. We subscribe to many databases and have these, and other wonderful resources, on our wiki page.

Visit the wiki page here:
http://library.gwsc.vic.edu.au:2000

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 8.10am - 4.00pm

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