Library News 7 March 2014 - Glasshouse Christian College

Library News 7 March 2014

  • March 4, 2014

Library Hours
The library is open Monday-Friday during term time.
Prep – Year 6 Students: 8:00am – 3:15pm
Year 7 – 12 Students: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Homework Club:
Every Thursday (Year 7-12) From 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Library News

Get connected at the Library

It’s that time of the year when Secondary students are starting to prepare drafts and complete assessments. A great place to seek support with research and referencing is via the Connect Library Course. Students can self-enrol in the course and can access everything easily from home or school. To get to the page go to Connect (, then click on the Students & Families tab and then the Library tab.  In the Library Course you’ll find a list of items to choose from to explore. The section called iResearch – Get Connected at the Library contains links to the following databases:

  • Britannica Digital Learning (Prep – Year 12)
  • Britannica Image Quest (Prep – Year 12)
  • Library Webs (Years 6 -12)
  • Twig World (Years 6 – 12)
  • Australian History Mysteries (Year 6-12)
  • The Source (Year 4-12)
  • SLASLA Online Reference Generator (Years 3 – 12)

The databases give students access to a huge range of scholarly information and images. Many provide citations allowing students to easily reference sources in assessments. The SLASLA Online Reference Generator is a fantastic guide for referencing and provides a broad range of examples for students to refer to when using in-text referencing and preparing reference lists. Students simply add in the details of their source and the generator creates their citation, allowing them to add it to their work.

online referencing generator

Students are very welcome to come and seek help from library staff. We specialise in supporting students at their point of need and are happy to chat to parents about accessing the databases with their child at home. The library is open daily from 8am-4pm allowing many opportunities for students to seek assistance. Homework Club is held every Thursday afternoon from 3-4pm in the library and is another great option for seeking support.

Minute MobNatasha Minute Mob

Natasha Kulkulies recently completed the Minute Mob challenge and finished reading an amazing 10 000 minutes! She received a novel for her efforts and we are so proud of her dedication and passion for the written word. Details about the Minute Mob, which is open to students in Year 7-12, can be found in the Library Connect page under iReadSecondary Library Links – Be Rewarded for Reading.


Book Club Achievements – Thank you for helping us raise readers!

Thank you to the many families who have supported the Scholastic and Koorong Kids Book Club already this term. The Book Clubs offer a great range of products, often at extremely low prices. It is a great way to promote reading at home and for students to keep up with recent releases. We recently received a certificate celebrating the number of independent reading minutes accrued from our 2013 orders. It came to a huge 294, 525 minutes! Thank you on behalf of the library team and our amazing Book Club volunteers for helping us create such a wonderful reading culture in our community.

Scholastic Reading Certificate for article






Book Club volunteers needed

We are looking for volunteers who can assist a few times a term with helping sort and staple book club brochures and packing orders when the arrive. The times and days may vary, but if you are happy to be emailed when we need extra help it would be grately appreciated. Please contact Vanessa McKellar at if you are able to assist.

See you in the library,

Vanessa McKellar, Head of Library Services

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