The mission of the St Joseph’s Convent, P. O. S. Library Media Program is to provide an inviting, accessible and stimulating environment in which students develop into effective and efficient users of information in all formats and to promote the habit of reading for pleasure.
Our school library will become the school's learning commons- a place to develop and demonstrate exemplary educational practices; the dynamic hub of collaborative knowledge management, literacy and technological programs within our learning community and offer a supportive, information rich environment in which learners are simultaneously engaged and challenged.
So click on any of the photographs here to take a virtual tour of the library and see what we have in store for you!
INFORMATION LITERACY 101
What is Information Literacy anyway?
Information literacy is simply knowing when you need information, knowing where to find it , how to get it, how to pick out just the bits you need and then put them together (in an honest way), to complete whatever task you're doing. It could be simply planning a trip to the movies, finishing an essay for your teacher or working in a group to make your project be the one that makes everybody go, 'Wow!'.
But these days the total amount of information just keeps growing and growing. So you'll need to be able to sort through tons of data from all kinds of sources, from manuscripts and books, to databases and twitter feeds! You may want to be able to collaborate- work with other people in your class, or even in another country to solve your information puzzle! With all the new technology, who says an essay is the only way to show what you've learned?
And you'll always need information, now, in college, in your daily life, so... all this means is that each of you must become an expert learner. So take a look at the resources we've gathered below and of course, if you need any help or see something we've left out, just tell us!
SEARCH OUR LIBRARY CATALOGUE
Hot off the shelves!
Need a good book to read? Or to find the perfect source for your paper? Search our library catalogue!
Our catalogue is called Alex and you can use it to find out more about any book we have and its author- if it's available right now and even place a reservation to borrow it. You'll also be able to post reviews and have everybody know just how you felt about it! To access it, simply click on the Alexandria Researcher icon on any of the library desktops.
If you can't find anything you like, just let us know what we're missing. Join the conversation!
SOURCES AND RESOURCES
Sources for Courses
All the stuff you need in one place! Don't see what you want? Found a great link? Contact us!