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September 1, 2013
by saraha1
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Monash Library Week 5

On Monday Sarah, Anastasia, Bianca and Elia went to the library for the fifth time. Anastasia and Sarah got to shelve books, Return book and DVD’s and we also got to reserve a book. Bianca got to find books on the shelves and return books from the adult fiction trolleys.

Sarah and Anastasia learnt to shelve books. To shelve a junior fiction book you need to look at the first three or four letters of the author’s last name. For example if the last name was KING then it would just be King but if the name was GRYLLS then it would be Gry. We also returned some books and DVD’s as well as reserving a book.

First, Bianca started with Han, the officer and supervisor of ICT and of making sure that all the books that the other 6 libraries in the branch get delivered to those libraries. Han printed out a list of books that other libraries were wanting for their customers and Bianca had to go and find those books with Kate. Kate works at the desk and she also shelves books. Bianca also learnt about reserving books, returning books, borrowing books and fixing damaged books. Bianca also worked at the desk with Wendy.

This week was great and we look forward to next week for our last session at the library.

Anastasia, Sarah and Bianca.

Shelving books

August 26, 2013
by xxStAsIaxx
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Library Group Week 4

This week at the library, we learnt about the ways libraries budget.

We met a woman named Shelley who is the Occupation Health and Safety Leader for all six of the Monash library branches. Shelley told us that the libraries budget is set by the local council and that money is used to buy books, CD’s, DVD’s eBooks and to make repairs.

One of our questions was “What are the most expensive books?” Shelley told us that picture fiction books are the most expensive and if a book cost lots of money the librarians must go through a complicated process to see if the book is worth buying and if it is worth buying they need to find out how many to buy.

One man is in charge of the money and the money is counted on a Monday and Friday and the total amount of money they get for their budget must be shared between all six libraries.

If you go to the library to work even for work experience you will get paid because it is part of the law and because of that law the library has no volunteer workers.

We had a great time on Monday and we all learnt heaps.

By Sarah, Camila, Bianca, Aliyah and Anastasia

History books

Shelley

August 13, 2013
by xxStAsIaxx
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Library Group week 2

This week for our trip to the library, we got a tour of the library and where they work. A woman named Kate showed us the rooms around the library and who works in each one.

Wendy helped us by answering the questions we asked her. One of the questions was “Why do you enjoy working in the library?” She answered “I love to work in a library because I get to meet new people and I like how the library brings the community together.”

We also learnt how they communicate with other libraries in the Monash branches. If you borrow a book from a library from the Monash branch, you can return it to any library from the Monash branch. If that library gets a book from a different library, they put it into a box and everyday a shuttle bus comes around and takes them to the right library.

Another of the questions we asked was “Have you ever thought of upgrading your library and if yes, how?” Wendy told us about how the library used to be just paper-back books but now they have talking books such as eBooks™, internet borrowing, library cards and kids and young adults games about languages and books on the internet.

It was really fun and we all enjoyed it. We can’t wait till next week!

 

By Anastasia, Sarah A, Camila, Bianca, and Aliyah!

August 12, 2013
by xxStAsIaxx
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Library Group Week 3

This week the library group and Mrs. Smith (Aliyah, Anastasia, Sarah, Bianca and Camila) visited Wendy in the library. One of our questions we asked was, “What do you have upstairs?” Wendy then gave us a tour of upstairs. When we got upstairs there was a small room called the meeting room where the librarians chat about the library and have a break.

Then we saw another room where children can go to learn more about the library. When we were in the room, we remembered that in grade 4 we came here for an excursion. In the room we asked Wendy our questions about knowing your product service or trade. One of our questions was “Do you ever contact other libraries?” Wendy’s answer was: “Yes for e.g. if you ever wanted to find a book that wasn’t in our library then the librarians would contact the five other Monash libraries and they could reserve it for you. It would then come in to our library one week later.

We have six libraries in the Monash branches. They are, Clayton, Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Mulgrave, Mount Waverley and Oakleigh’

This week we had a really fun time at the library. Thanks to Wendy, Mrs. Smith and the library.

By Aliyah, Sarah, Anastasia, Camilla and Bianca

August 9, 2013
by xxStAsIaxx
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Library Group Week 2

This week for our trip to the library, we got a tour of the library and where they all work. A woman named Kate showed us the rooms around the library and who works in each one.

Wendy helped us by answering the questions we asked her. One of the questions was “Why do you enjoy working in the library?” She answered “I love to work in a library because I get to meet new people and I like how the library brings the community together.”

We also learnt how they communicate with other libraries in the Monash branches. If you borrow a book from a library from the Monash branch, you can return it to any library from the Monash branch. If that library gets a book from a different library, they put it into a box and everyday a shuttle bus comes around and takes them to the right library.

Another of the questions we asked was “Have you ever thought of upgrading your library and if yes, how?” Wendy told us about how the library used to be just paper-back books but now they have talking books such as eBooks™,  internet borrowing, library cards and kids and young adults games about languages and books on the internet.

It was really fun and we all enjoyed it. We can’t wait till next week!!

 

By Anastasia, Sarah A, Camila, Bianca, and Aliyah!

August 5, 2013
by biancas
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Monash Library

On Wednesday 31st of July Aliyah, Sarah, Bianca, Camila, Anastasia and Mrs Elia Lentini went to the Monash Public library.

When we arrived we talked to a woman named Wendy who told us about the library and how it brings people together as a community. She told us how the library will pick up the elderly by bus and take them to the library. During our visit we learnt about a disc player called the Daisy Player. This player is given from world vision to help people who have eye problems or are blind. This requires a talking book that they put on the Daisy Player and it plays it like a CD but the difference is if you stop it and play it again after a while it will go to where you stopped.

We also met a woman called Sylvia who is 99 years old. She has been coming to the library since it opened and she has been using the bus service for about four years.

At 10:00 – 11:30 is story time for toddlers and kids up to three years old. Wendy was the helper story time; they even had time for games (e.g. Head, shoulders, knees and toes). The story that Wendy read to the kids was a pop – up book called Zoom. There was so many children enjoying there time at the library.

We all had a great time and we can’t wait to go back next week.

By Sarah, Bianca, Aliyah, Anastasia and Camila

Talking Books

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