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COVID-19 Through Young Eyes

Digital project

This project captures the voices and experiences of children and young people through COVID-19.

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Free, no bookings required

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  • Digital visit

SACE Research Skills Online

Digital visit

Discover how you can get the edge on research with the State Library of South Australia.

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Free, bookings essential

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do the programs cost?

  • All State Library education programs are provided free of charge.
  • All equipment and materials costs are covered by the State Library.

What pre-visit information will we receive?

  • An email will be sent to the booking contact person to be distributed to all the attending teachers and adults. This will include all pre-visit information relevant to the booked program.
  • Early years and primary programs will also receive an email invitation for the children.

What happens on arrival?

  • Arrive prior to the start of the program, so that students can eat and access toilet facilities located on the ground floor behind the lift.
  • If the weather is inclement a shelter area is located on the eastern side of the building between the State Library and the Museum’s armoury building.
  • A staff member will meet your group in or near the main entrance (refer to your program booking).

What should we bring to an education program?

  • Medication may be carried by the adult supervisor in a backpack.
  • Please arrange name tags for early years and primary students.
  • Devices are provided by the State Library, but we encourage senior secondary students to BYO devices.
  • Students who wish to join the State Library and receive a library card need to do so before visiting the library and request the card to be mailed to them.
  • Students wishing to access photocopying services will need to bring money.
  • Storage is available to accommodate school bags or food/drink crates.

Do you have teacher tips for visiting the State Library for research?

  • Discuss research topics with your students and the types of resources that might be useful.
  • Students may wish to access a Library Guide relevant to research topics.
  • Involve the school librarian in your students' research projects.
  • Allocate sufficient time at the State Library for your research.
  • Some collection items are in storage but you can request an item to be retrieved from storage via the catalogue before your visit. Find out more about the retrieval service.
  • If you are intending to stay to use the resources after your program, you will need to book electronic database computers for your students to use.

 

What is the cost of a digital visit? 

All State Library Digital Visits are provided to participants free of charge.

What pre-visit information will we receive?

A confirmation email will be sent from Eventbrite to the person that booked the Digital Visit.

This email will point to Information for the Educator and the Information for the Supporting Adults and Pre-Visit information on the Description page of the relevant program on the website.
The booking contact person is required to distribute appropriately to all the attending teachers and adults.

All pre-visit information can be found within the corresponding Education program on this website.

What technology is required for a digital visit?

The SA Government’s recommended online platform is Microsoft Teams. You will be emailed a link that enables your Digital Visit to be opened in the MS Teams app or in a web browser.

Participants will require internet access, a web camera, microphone and speakers.

Information, Communications and Technology (ICT)  protocols will be highlighted with all participants at the start of the Digital Visit to ensure safety, access and participation is managed effectively.

Please email us prior to your Digital Visit if you have additional questions regarding ICT requirements.

What do I need to do before the Digital Visit?

View the short pre-visit Welcome Video with all participants prior to the Digital Visit. This is designed to:

  • build positive relationships
  • provide background information about the role of the State Library of South Australia.

Print Information for Supporting Adults letter to share with adults that may be assisting if that is provided for your program.

Organise learners into groups if specified in the pre-visit information.

Organise or print any specified resources necessary for the Digital Visit.

For research related programs we recommend that students Join the State Library and receive a library card if specified in the pre-visit information and request that the card be mailed to their private email address (not their school address) and have it mailed to them prior to the Digital Visit.  

Are there tips for accessing the State Library for research?

Discuss research topics with your students and the types of credible resources that might be relevant.

Students may wish to access research tips for students.

Involve the school librarian in your students' research projects.

Join the State Library and receive a library card to access e-Resources from home.

Check the Additional Information tab on the website page of the program you are going to attend to find More To Explore links, tips and suggestions.