The ECC Library and Learning Hubs

 

The ECC Library & Learning Hub

The ECC Library & Learning Hub collective is a multi-campus setup, across Elim Christian College’s three campuses: BC, GC and MAC. Please click here to enter our Online Catalogue

You will enter a splash-page, whereby you will be invited to select the Campus library/hub which you frequent the most.

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Our Golflands Campus Junior Years Library is a flexible, open and student-centred space which supports teaching, learning and community on GC, and is a popular commons area for our junior students during lunch times and break times. In addition to orientation sessions and timetabled library class times, the GC Library also hosts chess club, makerspace and a great leadership program for student librarians.

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Our MAC Learning Hub is a generous space with great indoor and outdoor flow. As the space is used as a learning commons and reading engagement hub for our Y0-13 MAC cohort, it embodies a natural sense of community with older students mentoring and role-modelling to the younger students. As a result, we have been very intentional about cornering off individual spaces for our junior students, middle-school aged students and senior students who can be simultaneously using and sharing these spaces at any one time, for a variety of purposes.

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Our BC Learning Hub is manned almost exclusively by our Year 13 Learning Hub leaders, and a development team of Year 12 Learning Hub leaders. Our collection is focussed on a small print collection high interest reading engagement material, and research material that has been purchased to supplement inquiry topics. The collection is regularly pumped up with loans from The National Library

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We have two Golflands Campus Middle Years Reading Hubs: one Y7/8 one in the Awa area, and one in Y9/10 one in Maunga. These two distributed libraries are based on rotating collections which change from term to term by our team of 22 Middle Years Reading Hub Leaders. Our reading hubs are a working progress. The pedagogy is to have books in the faces of our students and make issuing and returning quite seamless. If students or teachers need to issue out material, they simply to find a Reading Hub Leader who can perform circulation duties on their IPads. These hubs are entirely manned by our Reading Hub Leaders, who are chiefly responsible for book selection, movement of the furniture, editing the OPAC, and assistance to teachers in issuing out class texts.

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All three libraries and learning hubs support ECC’s culture of blended learning, fostering a love and engagement with reading and acquiring knowledge, and practicing good stewardship with the school’s resources. We have an active presence on ECCO (Elim Christian College Online). Our online library is accessible 24-7, via the platform Accessit, here. Through Accessit, we also utilize the OneSearch function, which provides our staff and students with access to scholarly databases, online journals and encyclopaedias via EPIC. Our library team is regularly updating the OPAC homepages with updates, learning support tips, and professional development tips from the world of reading engagement and research.

For updates from our Information Research Enabler in regards to research collaboration with and students, please click here.