Friday, October 16, 2015

Tceo iLibrary

Tceo iLibrary

Townsville Catholic Education Office 

The iLibrary is part of the Religious Education, Curriculum, and Indigenous Education Team of the Townsville Catholic Education Office.

      One of its main aims is to support those involved in Religious Education and Personal Development Education in the schools, parishes and homes by providing appropriate, good quality resources supported by professional consultancy services. The iLibrary also supports the resource and information needs of those undertaking Religious Studies, and the staff  and initiatives within the Townsville Catholic Education Office itself. Some of the collection focuses include Christian Meditation, Inquiry Based Learning, Student Support Services, Student Protection and School Improvement.

New Direction since 2013

Since 2013 the iLibrary has been overseeing the implementation of a unique project to provide a cloud-based, centralised library management solutuion which connects the iLibrary and our 28 school libraries together, using Destiny Library Manager as an efficient resource management tool and a portal for our staff and students to access quality print and online resources.
An important part of the project is the  development of a collection of online resources to support our schools in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum. This collection can be accessed by iLibrary and school library account holders 24/7 through the Destiny District portal in the Find a Resource section of this website.
Staff and students can also access the Destiny District portal and our other online resources - eLibrary Australasia, Britannica, the Language Market, EnhanceTV Direct, Scootle, Liturgy Planning and the RE Database - through the Resources Tab on their school intranet page.

The Collection

The iLibrary houses a collection of about 15,000 physical and digital items in a variety of formats including:
  • Books
  • Magazines and Journals
  • Digital - ebooks, pdfs, websites, media files 
  • Databases - eLibrary Australasia and Britannica
  • Dvds 
  • Kits
  • Compact Discs
  • Posters
  • Realia
  • Games
The physical resources in the iLibrary are primarily in the area of Religious Education but the collection also contains resources available for Personal Development Education, Indigenous Education and some other KLA areas. While the main focus is on resources for the staff and students of our schools, there are titles for parish and other Catholic agencies use and for all age levels.
Find out more about the iLibrary and it's services on the Townsville Catholic Education website


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