Sunday, May 31, 2009

Google Wave developer presents...

This tool will be more suited to HSC students and beyond.
It's well worth checking out...but be warned it is about 1 hour long.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Organising Picture Books

Sue Lacey recently responded to another TL's email about picure books on with this response:

Experience has shown that it is very wise to have 2 areas of picture fiction. One for little kids [Junior Fiction] & one for big kids.It is possible to interfile picture books with novels for older kids but theshelves look higgledy-piggledy.

A better solution is to have a separate section for "Picture Books for Big Kids" - keep the novels in the Fiction Location; Put the Mature theme Picture Books + Maze books + some 793.73 Picture Puzzle books in this new Location [I called it PIC - Picture Booksfor Big Kids on my spine labels] in close proximity to novels. As an addition to this discussion, I also instituted a Senior Fiction [S-F]location for those novels that required more mature, challenging reading[specifically Year 6].

What do you think?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Term 2 Week 4 Meeting

Our TL network meeting this term is at Sawtell on Wednesday afternoon.
Sawtell Public School Eleventh Ave Sawtell NSW 2452
(02) 6653 1666

C U there!!

On Borrowed Time?

On Borrowed Time? Rachel Power reports.

The Rudd Government has promised to build school libraries
across the land — yet teacher-librarians appear a dying breed.

“Congratulations to Rudd for having
a vision for 21st century libraries
and offering these grants,” she says,
“but now we need to back it up with
appropriate staffing.”
Mary Manning, executive officer
of the School Library Association of
Victoria (SLAV),

According to Bennett, (Bronwen Bennett, former national
president of the Australian Children’s
Book Council)
, a good
teacher-librarian adds another level
to the education in the school. “I’d
like to see it become, as history
and obesity did, a point of public
discussion in the media.”

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Celebrate Library Technician’s Day 2009

You are invited to attend the Tenth Annual Library Week Breakfast

Tuesday 26th May, 2009 Commencing 7.30am at


384a Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

You can find Urban Espresso Lounge on the Jetty Strip in Coffs Harbour - the big red cafe opposite the pedestrian crossing!

Check out their website for more info & menus.

Please pass this on to other people who would be interested - anyone involved in the provision of Library Services across all sectors - all welcome.

Hope to see you there - Lucky Door Prizes too!

Enquiries and RSVP: Judy Atkinson by Monday 25th May 2009.


Judy Atkinson
Acting Team Leader
Electronic & Circulation Services
Coffs Harbour City Library & Information Service
Phone: 02 6648 4905
Fax: 02 6648 4906

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Writer’s Workshop – An Evening of Discussion

Writer’s Workshop – An Evening of Discussion


28th May 5.30pm

Coffs Harbour City Library

Wine & Cheese Night

Guest Speakers

Ian Ridgway & Michael Davies

Two local writers will be at Coffs Harbour Library on Thursday, May 28th at 5:30pm to talk about the joys and difficulties of writing, getting published, to present their works and answer any questions you may have.

* Ian Ridgway of Port Macquarie is the author of the acclaimed trilogy, “Red Cedar, Red Gold.” Drawing upon true stories and bushmen's tales, some of his own family history and personal experiences Ian Ridgway has created what he describes as 'fiction based on fact' in this accurate snapshot of an era only a generation passed.'

* Michael Davies has spent most of his life travelling and working around the world, He filled in the hours by writing novels, from Science Fiction to political thrillers and now has seven titles in print.

Spend the evening with Ian & Michael as they discuss so many of the issues that occupy the thoughts of writers today. Issues such as,

* How to get your work published

* Ways to promote your next best seller

* Writers Support Groups – how to make the most of what’s available

* Developing research skills

As local authors, Ian & Michael are keen to take the opportunity to develop the writing culture in the region, and look forward to sharing ideas with other scribes.

RSVP 22nd May for Catering purposes please. For further inquiries please contact Judy.


Judy Atkinson
Acting Team Leader
Electronic & Circulation Services
Coffs Harbour City Library & Information Service
Phone: 02 6648 4905
Fax: 02 6648 4906