School Library Resource Centre
Welcome To The Library
The SLRC is staffed by Moira Paton M.A.(Hons) MCLIP and Lucrezia Gaion MLitt Ma, two qualified librarians who share the job to provide a full time professional service. They both like to tweet about a range of things library and literary in the Library Twitter account which can be found here: @BRO_Library
The School Library Resource Centre (SLRC) plays a central and full role – both academically and socially – in the life of the school by supporting learning and teaching.
Library use and the role of the Librarians within school can be summed up by the following:
The Librarians are on hand (whether face to face, via email, Twitter or Teams) to engage with users, answer queries, support staff and students and locate innovative resources to meet a range of learning needs. This includes issuing stock and answering enquiries to all users (staff and pupils); circulating stock using ELIS (an automated SLRC Management System); arranging Inter-Library Loans; compiling project boxes; creating bibliographies of printed and electronic resources; conducting internet searches for topics / sites / specific information for staff and students; providing information and materials etc. and promoting literacy across learning.
The Library is open throughout the school day for S6 study or for book borrowing by arrangement with the Librarian.
Study desks are arranged 2m apart and S6 must sign in to the Library so that we can track and trace students around school. We have 16 study spaces.
We also run Lunchtime Clubs for up to 14 students at a time, and all clubs are arranged in year group bubbles. Students must sign up in advance if they would like to attend, and can do so via Teams ( just tag the Librarian) or email them. For every club, students should meet in the School Reception area at 13.10 where they will meet the Librarian who will then take the group up to the Library. All Lunchtime Clubs have their own Team so that the group can chat at any point in the week, and if students are self isolating, they can still take part. These clubs ran via Teams throughout Lockdown.
Monday: Creative Writing Club
Wednesday: Bibliotherapy – reading for mental health and wellbeing
Thursday: Teen Titles Book Group – all year groups are invited to join via Teams, but the meet up element of the group, on Thursday lunchtimes, is for S1 ONLY.
Because of the current restrictions, year groups cannot mix. Therefore lunchtime clubs have been split into year groups and will come to the library every other week. Weeks will look like this:
Monday: Creative Writing S1
Wednesday: Bibliotherapy S1
Monday: Creative Writing S3
Wednesday: Bibliotherapy S2
Prior to Covid19, the Librarians were ably supported by a group of Library Ninjas (formerly known as pupil librarians) who helped out in the Library before school and during lunchtimes, and assisted with the day to day running of the Library, such as shelving, tidying, creating displays etc. We would like to reinstate this as soon as we are able to and when the time is right we will let students know how to apply.