Category Archives: Library stuff

Manifesto for Libraries

CILIPS have produced a Manifesto for Libraries, highlighting “the incredible return on investment and impact on key policy areas that libraries offer”, covering public libraries, school libraries, digital skills and a national reading strategy. Advertisements

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Looking into old photographs I discovered the following.   Could this be a rare sighting of the OLHS Library Ghost? Or just the Photography Club playing with the cameras?

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Learning to use the catalogue

1st year pupils are learning how to use the LRC catalogue, Access-IT. This software doesn’t just list the LRC’s contents; it allows pupils to search precisely, check what they’ve borrowed and when it’s due back, read reviews and add their … Continue reading

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The Dewey Rap

1st year pupils have been learning a bit more about the Dewey Decimal System, courtesy of Melvil Dewey (the hip hop artist, not the 19th century librarian). Classes watched the Dewey Rap and once they’d stopped giggling, used the lyrics … Continue reading

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What do you expect to see in a Library?

Visits to the Library Resource Centre start this week for S1, and the important thing is to get them understanding what this place is about. So, they’ve got a challenge: five minutes to write down everything they can see in … Continue reading

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Calling all Goslings!

From Heather Collins, Children’s Programme Coordinator, Scottish Book Trust I’m hoping you can help me! I am looking for secondary school book groups and library volunteers to write blog entries for the Teens & Young People blog. We want to … Continue reading

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Dewey Decimal Rap

Click the link below for a guide to the library’s organisation system that you’ll never forget. Dewey Decimal Rap

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Reading Trail 2012

The Reading Trail rolls back into action this term, with five 1st year classes battling for the title of Reading Trail Champions 2012. Miss McGhee’s class were triumphant last year, but will she hang on to her title with such … Continue reading

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Welcome back

The new term started today and it’s going to be a really busy term too, especially in the LRC. This is Reading Trail term for all 1st year English classes, which means all out war between the English teachers. We’re … Continue reading

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Beth, Carla and Louise – Boxing Day

Every year on the 26th of December the same calebration occurs. It’s the celebration of giving to the poor. Nowadays, people just think of this day as nothing more than sitting by the warm fire and playing with their brand … Continue reading

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