By Belinda Doyle, Teacher Librarian at Northmead CAPA High School, NSW About Belinda’s School Northmead Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) High School focuses on and has a proven record of success not only in the creative and performing arts but also in academic, vocational and sporting endeavours. Our school students are drawn from both our … Continue reading CASE STUDY: Belinda Doyle, Northmead CAPA High School NSW
‘My job is to help the teachers with their teaching and the children with their learning. I do that in whatever way I can.’
‘SCIS is like a trusted library assistant that builds my catalogue with accurate records, and allows me to focus on supporting the students.’ School: King’s College Taunton Type: Independent co-educational secondary day and boarding school (aged 13-18) Enrolment: 470+ Cataloguing subscription: SCIS Data + Authority Files Library management system: Infiniti Size of collection: 10,000+ King’s … Continue reading SCIS Data case study: Josephine Barclay, King’s College Taunton, UK
‘I wouldn’t have such a high functioning system if I didn’t have SCIS, because it’s like having an assistant librarian whose job is just to catalogue, and who does that job really well. It’s an essential part of the library catalogue for me.’ School: Tonbridge Grammar School Type: International Baccalaureate school for girls (11–18) and … Continue reading SCIS Data case study: Ruth Maloney, Tonbridge Grammar School, UK
‘SCIS makes a consistent catalogue. If all the primary schools around New Zealand are using SCIS, they are all getting the same information. This means that students can move from school to school and know that they are still going to get good, consistent search results.’ School: Riccarton Primary School Type: Government school for years … Continue reading SCIS Data case study: Chris Archbold, Riccarton Primary School, NZ
‘Yesterday, a student asked for a book on Emmanuel Macron. It will be delivered today, and I will be able to catalogue it within five minutes because SCIS is quick. I’ll have it in her hands this afternoon.’ School: Eltham College Type: Independent school for boys (aged 7–18) and girls (aged 16–18) Enrolment: 850 Cataloguing … Continue reading SCIS Data case study: Caroline Roche, Eltham College, UK
Read these SCIS Data customer case studies to learn how school library staff use the Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) to save time and money and enhance their library service. SCIS Data case study: Kathryn Harris, Pymble Public School, NSW, Australia ‘The service and data provided by SCIS allow me to deliver a well-catalogued collection … Continue reading SCIS Data case studies
SCIS cataloguer and librarian Ceinwen Jones, shares some free resources for school librarians that may not have heard of before.
“The school library is essential to every long-term strategy for literacy, education, information provision and economic, social and cultural development.” – School Library Manifesto Welcome to the world of the school library and lesson 1 of the SCIS short course! This lesson was created for new school library staff but is perfect for library staff … Continue reading Lesson 1: Help! I’ve taken over a library. What do I do now?
Next term our grade 2s will be studying Looking back: how and why things have changed over time? The teachers already have come knocking to borrow books on these topics. Our library doesn’t have much on this, and I would love to get some more resources for our library. (Ozge, Library Manager, Melbourne) This is where … Continue reading SCIS as selection aid