Category: JBC Library

Year Seven Reading Competition

Throughout term one, the year seven cohort has been welcomed into the Library for both their English and Digital Technologies classes to explore the Library and enhance their information literacy skills. To ensure that students continue to be connected to the Library and to promote the pleasure of reading, Library staff have developed a monthly reading… Read more »

Safer Internet Day 2017

This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations took place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017. With a theme of “Be the change: Unite for a better internet“, the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, especially for children and young people. The Library embraced… Read more »

Parents and VCE Exams

Tips for Parents of VCE Students Coming up to exams the stress is palpable, not only for students, but their parents as well. The Library has compiled a list of tips for parents to help their teenagers throughout the exam period. Nutrition – ensure that your child is eating a wholesome, nutritious diet. Healthy food will… Read more »

Bookmark Competition Winners

To celebrate Book Week 2016, the Library ran a bookmark competition for years 7-12. The objective was for students to create a bookmark that encapsulated the theme of Australia: Story Country. The Library had an overwhelming amount of submissions across all year levels, but there could only be three prize winners. Thalia Mack from 8… Read more »

CBCA Children’s Book Week 20th – 26th of August 2016

Background Book Week is celebrated each year in mid to late August. This annual event highlights the importance of reading, and draws on the joy of stories and the creativity of Australian books. The aim for Librarians during Book Week is to create an exciting environment that uses displays and activities that challenge and stimulate… Read more »

Plagiarism and Online Referencing Generator

What is Plagiarism? Plagiarism is the most common type of academic dishonesty, and involves a person using another’s work in their writing and research without appropriately referencing the material. It is both student’s legal and ethical responsbility to ensure they are referencing and acknowledging the creator of work that is not their own within their… Read more »

Encyclopedia Britannica

What is Encyclopedia Britannica? Encyclopedia Britannica allows students to discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support research and reinforce curriculum standards. Core subjects, including English, Maths, Science and the Humanities are covered with engaging resources such as interactive lessons, activities, worksheets, study guides and research tools. All content has… Read more »

VCE Research Skills Drop-in-Sessions

The Library is pleased to offer research support for students studying VCE occurring every Wednesday during lunchtime. These drop-in- sessions will provide guidance and support for students undertaking research for their SACs, assignments and research-related coursework. This support is individualised and can cover any of the following: Improving information literacy skills Implementing searching techniques Using… Read more »

Holiday Reading

As Term 2 holidays approach, Library staff are reminding all students of the importance of taking a respite from their studies and indulging in reading. Why read? There are many benefits to reading, including stress reduction, vocabulary expansion and the improvement of focus and concentration. Reading also nurtures the imagination, enhances creativity and strengthens analytical skills…. Read more »

JBC Library – Links Plus

What is Links Plus? Links Plus is a collection of educational website and fiction directories for 5 to 19 year olds. It has been designed to make research more efficient and help students save time trying to find relevant information. How does Links Plus differ from a standard Google Search? Links Plus is more reliable… Read more »