Welcome to the Newman Library. It was opened on February 7th 2002 by Gareth Newman (Principal of the Brooke Weston from 1991-1999).
We aim to provide a service that enables all users to maximise their learning, by providing a wide range of resources to staff and students.
The Library aims to support the development of literacy skills, four key library lessons take place in Year 7.
The Reading Game lesson takes place in Term 1 and introduces students to the Library resources with a team based lesson discovering different reading genres.
The Induction Lesson takes the form of a quiz about the library and how it functions, involving physically finding resources, and using Access-It (the software used for online searching and resources).
The Finding Information lesson is activity-based and introduces users to the various ways of finding information; these may include dictionaries, encyclopedias, the internet, atlases and the Dewey Decimal system
The Research lesson is team-based. Information needs to be gleaned from various sources in order to complete the quiz.
The year 12 induction is a task based induction. The task sheets aim to help Year 12 students to settle into Sixth Form life in the Library. The tasks concentrate on the resources in the Library and how students can utilise them. It contains tasks on the Dewey Decimal system and how to utilise Access-It when searching for A-level specific material.
Notes from the Librarian on how to best use the Access-It system for finding resources in the Library. Explanations on: searching, borrowing, peer reviews, and new stock.