The Library is integral to the teaching, learning, and research activities of the Institute. We aim to achieve excellence in the provision, promotion, and servicing of information resources and services to meet the needs of students and staff. The Library aims to provide quality services to all our staff and students through :
- relevant collections, in both physical and digital forms, aligned to our teaching areas
- flexible learning spaces that give student choice in how they want to learn
- qualified and specialised library staff to assist clients with their information needs
The Library is an integral part of Institute life. It offers through its resources, services and staff, an enriching experience for our students and staff as they pursue education and research. This is achieved by empowering our students and staff with the ability to discover and access rich information, and by providing quality learning spaces and services that contribute to their experience and time at Angliss.
Our goals are to provide:
- 24/7 access to our online services independent of location
- Easy and seamless access to electronic information
- Learning support focused services
- Resources and services strongly supportive of our teaching specialisations
- Access to computers and wireless networks to support study and research
- Individual, group and quiet study facilities
- Relevant physical and electronic resources
- Special collections- collection, preservation and access- to enhance a sense of community and our social history as well
Our Collection Development Policy
Focuses on clarifying the framework and guidelines to inform purchase decisions for the Liaison Librarians. It is a public document that provides information to the broader Institute community on the scope of the collection and future collecting intentions in the specific areas strongly supportive of our teaching specialisations. The policy also provides the Institute with a clear statement of the Library’s goals and procedures relating to collection development.
Read the policy in full here: Collection Development Policy
In 2022, we started the process of renaming the Learning Resource Centre to Library. Staff from the E-Learning Support nit are involved in a library website rebuild project, with will be corporate looking, visual, integrated with additional functions such as LibChat and user accessibility to the forefront, with nothing more than three clicks away. There is also a Libguides project, with principles such as visual appeal, screen space and linked headers and minimal text as guiding design principles.
An online referencing module has been recently added to a Digital Literacy series of tutorials for all Higher Education students. A module introducing students to library search tools and tips has been embedded into the first-year Foundation Academic Skills subjects for about two years. More modules are anticipated to be developed next year. EndNote Desktop training and an introduction to EndNote Basic was offered mid-year.
Our D Space research repository work continues with upwards of 350 outputs in the repository.
The Library received a Community Heritage Grant for its special collections from the National library. The grant aims to help community organisations such as libraries, museums and art galleries with the preservation of locally owned and nationally significant materials. The Library was delighted to be a 2021 Community Heritage Grant recipient and commended Vicky Qin, our Special Collections Librarian, for her work in the grant application process.