From cloisters to cyberspace: UQL Cyberschool

Blumson, Liz, McLeod, Pauline and Turnbull, Deborah (2006). From cloisters to cyberspace: UQL Cyberschool. In: Karen Bonanno and Peter Nibbs, 2006 Visions of Learning: ASLA online II conference proceedings. Online Conference: 2006. ASLA Online II: Visions of Learning, Brisbane, Australia, (1-10). 8-26 May 2006.

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Author Blumson, Liz
McLeod, Pauline
Turnbull, Deborah
Title of paper From cloisters to cyberspace: UQL Cyberschool
Conference name Online Conference: 2006. ASLA Online II: Visions of Learning
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 8-26 May 2006
Convener Australian School Library Association
Proceedings title 2006 Visions of Learning: ASLA online II conference proceedings
Place of Publication Zillmere, Queensland
Publisher Australian School Library Association
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780975222324
Editor Karen Bonanno
Peter Nibbs
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The University of Queensland Library’s UQL Cyberschool is a successful example of an outreach programme to a learning community that school libraries may well use as a model for online library services. The UQL Cyberschool was formed to provide a unique service to schools via the online electronic environment.

How do school libraries position themselves in the 21st century at the centre of the school learning community? How can school libraries reach out to the school learning community to provide access to the wide range of information resources available through online methods? Why should they do this?

School library services can take advantage of new technologies to get out of the library building and into the learning community. School libraries are in the perfect position to use their library web page to provide access to quality, selected information online to their students, staff, parents and other members of the school community. They can use their web page as the centre for teaching information skills in an online environment anywhere in the school or school community.

School library services have the responsibility to prepare their students for lifelong learning in an electronic environment. The development of Information Literacy Skills can be enhanced with links to pathfinders or subject guides and information about evaluation and acknowledgement of sources, whether they are print or electronic.

School communities, in a restricted financial environment, have great difficulty in resourcing the demands of new syllabi for senior secondary students in Queensland. Supposedly free Internet resources are often unreliable and of suspect quality. School library services are therefore needed more than ever to select these resources and make them available for easy access by the school learning community.
Subjects E1
400201 Librarianship
740200 Secondary Education
0807 Library and Information Studies
Keyword Cyberschool
Information resourses
Outreach programmes
University of Queensland Library
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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