Archive for the ‘Faculty of Education and Arts’ Category

#diveintodatabases: Get in touch with the child within

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Picture books are valuable, enjoyable resources within our campus library collections. Bernice McIntyre, one of the wonderful education Liaison Librarians from the Strathfield campus gives a run down on a great education database: The Source database is an excellent tool to help you get in touch with your inner child. The Source provides ...

Feast Day of Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle: 7 April

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Feast days are the days we remember important people and events within the Catholic Faith. The patron saint for ACU's  Facility of Education is Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, a French priest and educational reformer who dedicated more than 40 years of his life to the education of the children of the poor. Learn ...

On Trial: School Library Online

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

What is School Library Online? Gale School Library Online provides access to 14 databases developed by Gale for students from K-12. We have School Library Online until  8 April 2016. Essential resources in this comprehensive database set include: The well know In Context knowledge portals: Biography In Context Global Issues in Context Opposing Viewpoints In Context Research in Context Science In Context Student Resources ...

Feast day Saint Albert the Great: 15 November

Monday, November 9th, 2015

This Sunday, 15th November is the feast day of Saint Albert the Great. Saint Albert the Great is one of the patron saints of The Faculty of Education and Arts. A Dominican Friar, Albert was a scientist long before the age of science, and an adviser to popes, bishops, kings, and ...

A patch above

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Think of the word patchwork and chances are it brings to mind something old that needs repair to last a little longer. The petite quilts currently displayed on level 3 of Strathfield Campus Library defy this notion in their novelty, but their beauty will see them being treasured and enduring. Sewing ...

Tech Expo at Strathfield

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Last week visitors were surprised to see a Game of Thrones-style chair in the entrance to Strathfield Campus Library, which was a show piece for the Medieval Fayre library festivities. This week we have an outdoor buffet serving table with an inbuilt cooler capacious enough to keep any large gathering ...

On trial: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Tribune / Herald Tribune

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

This historical newspaper provides scholars and researchers with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1841 - 1962 We have this trial of New York Tribune / Herald Tribune until 13 November, so please take a look and let us know what you ...

Book of the year 2015 winners!

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The Children's Book Council of Australia for 2015 winner's were announced on Friday: full list with winner and honours. The winning books were... Older readers: The protected, Claire Zorn Younger readers: The Cleo stories: the necklace and the present, Libby Gleeson, and illustrated by Freya Blackwood Early Childhood: Go to sleep Jessie!, Libby Gleeson, and illustrated ...

Where do your library fines go?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Your library fines are not just used to support the provision of library resources and services, but are also donated to a worthy cause! In April, as part of our ongoing support for social justice and community development projects, ACU Library donated a proportion of library fines to the ACU Thai-Burma ...

New: Story Box Library

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

The Library is very pleased to announce we now subscribe to Story Box Library, a new streaming video resource - great for our Early Childhood Education students!   What is it? Story Box Library is an Australian online storytelling resource featuring popular authors, illustrators, teachers; notes and activities for students and families. Story Box ...