Sr Colette Egan Information Centre – Library
Sr Colette was a long-standing and much-loved member of staff and one time College Principal. A woman of great intellect, her life was dedicated to the service of young women. The College Information Centre, our equally much-loved Library, bears her name as a mark of the respect and esteem in which she is rightly held by students and staff.
The Library sits in the geographical heart of the College. It is staffed by an experienced library team dedicated to helping the girls and staff make connections with the information they require and the literature that inspires them. It is a vital, creative, energetic and friendly part of the College.
The Library always has interesting displays related to the curriculum or to special days such as Anzac Day or Book Week celebrations. This richly textured learning environment is designed to stimulate the girls’ senses so they engage with information on a more holistic level and it also provides a multitude of opportunities for incidental learning.
Range of Services
- Open from 8 am to 5.30 pm (4 pm on Fridays)
- Research assistance for girls and staff
- An extensive reference collection carefully targeted to the curriculum
- A very broad general and mature fiction collection
- ‘Read For Your House’ Reading Program
- Support for the Student Success Program
- A comprehensive range of audio-visual resources available anywhere anytime via our Clickview content management system
- Printing services
- Seminar rooms for small group work
- Girls can search the catalogue anywhere anytime via our web-based catalogue (Destiny)
- Duke of Edinburgh community service girls mentor younger girls in reading comprehension
The Academic Afternoon is a voluntary program that runs one afternoon each week from 3.20 pm to 5.20 pm for girls who are having difficulty completing school tasks. It is staffed by the Teacher Librarian who assists them to complete overdue work. If needed, they are encouraged to seek more specific and detailed assistance from their teacher, Head of Department or the Director of Curriculum.
After School Study and School Holidays
From 4 pm to 6 pm Monday to Thursday SCEIC is staffed by a teacher who is there to supervise quiet study and answer study-related questions. This service is open to all girls. There is no charge and no need to book in advance.
During the school holidays SCEIC is open for seniors who wish to use it for quiet study and research.
SCEIC staff work with teachers on an embedded Information Literacy Program for juniors and seniors and by their senior years, the girls complete the All My Own Work anti-plagiarism program. The skills covered in our Information Literacy program include:
- Task definition and organisation
- Locating, evaluating and organising information
- Effective and efficient note-taking
- Referencing and creating a bibliography
- Website evaluation and advanced search techniques
- Using online databases
- Avoiding plagiarism
- Writing a well-structured essay
- Presenting information in written and oral form