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Days
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
Sessions
9.30 to 10.30am
11.30 to 12.30pm

By negotiation.
Capacity
Up to 30 learners
Location
Online, link will be provided
Cost
Free, no bookings required
About the presenter

Karen, Sharon, Leisel, Maureen

Questions?
For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the Community Learning Team:
Phone: 8207 7239
Email: slsacommunitylearning@sa.gov.au

The SACE Research Skills digital visit aims to help students get the edge on research at the State Library. It provides an introduction to resources and how to access them including eResources, databases that provide newspaper and journal articles accessible free from home, our collection of over 600,000 books, hardcopy magazines and newspapers, the most comprehensive South Australian published and archival collections, maps and geodata, digital collections including SA Memory, audio/visual collections, pictorial resources, Library Guides developed to provide research assistance, and subject guides.

Key inquiry questions include:

  • What are some of the different types of information sources available?
  • What makes a credible information source and why?
  • What are the benefits and limitations of a google search?
  • What credible sources of information could you use in your research?

The learning experiences are aligned with the Australian Curriculum, with an emphasis on Humanities and Social Sciences. Discovery of and engagement with State Library collections are key principles underpinning the programs.

Pre-visit package

 

Welcome to the State Library of South Australia (years 7 to 12 school students)
This welcome video has been created for year 7 to 12 school students. It provides an overview of the State Library of South Australia's history, collection items, storage facilities, digitisation programs, exhibitions, buildings, study spaces, our Librarians, becoming a member and much more.

Prefect bunker

A humorous video co-designed by secondary school students for their peers showing the importance of credible sources available at the State Library of SA to assist students with their Research Project.

Accessing eResources from the State Library of South Australia's website

 

Surveys

Please assist us to continue to improve our programs by filling out our feedback surveys after you have attended our program.

Learner survey

Educator survey

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.

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.