Many local school libraries have websites to support their students and teachers. Library websites can be a great way to provide access to resources, study guides, teaching tools and all of those wonderful intersections of libraries/reading/information/Web 2.0 and more.
If you have a website that you are willing to share, however advanced or beginning it may be, please contact us with your details. As with all published materials, it is a good idea to check the copyright covering the website before copying resources and you might consider contacting the teacher librarian and seek permission if you are unsure.
Much of the NSW Department of Education’s website is described as “Copyright material available on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence External link“. As an example of using Creative Commons to manage copyright you can read the brief page from DOE that explains what is covered by this licence here.
Some school libraries also use this licence on their website. Creative Commons is a great international initiative that freely provides tools to easily manage copy and let readers know what permissions your school allows with regards to copying, remixing or adapting. Read more about Creative Commons here.
Local High School Libraries:
Smith’s Hill High School has a website at this address: https://sites.google.com/education.nsw.gov.au/shhslibrary/home
This website is mostly covered by CC4.0. It features pages on:
- Research Skills (Search Strategies / Databases / Questioning Skills / Academic Integrity / Copyright)
- Study Skills (Goal Setting / Study Planners / Metacognitive Exam and Assessment Strategies / Self Advocacy)
- Reading (Why Read / Podcasts)
- Pedagogy Tools
- Games for Libraries