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Library Monitor Program

Aims of the Library Monitor Program:

  1. To provide alternative and inclusive forms of leadership within the school.

  2. To encourage ownership of the library by students

  3. To encourage a tradition of service and commitment from Years 4, 5 and 6 students

  4. To learn new skills, especially information search and ICT skills

  5. To help fellow students and teachers

  6. To further the improvement of the library as a quality learning environment

  7. To improve library communication with the whole school community

Duty Schedule:

  • To assist in the library a minimum of one duty each week

  • To sort return items in the RETURNS BOXES

  • To return items to appropriate shelves after processing

  • To tidy shelves if all books have been returned to shelves

  • To assist students with The Premier's Reading Challenge

  • To develop library communication with the school community

  • To repair and cover books, when required

  • To assist students using computers for homework or assignments

  • To ensure that no more than thirty students are in the library during lunchtimes

Library monitors are required to attend a short team meeting each Friday in the Library so that they can ask questions and provide feedback.

Library monitors have the following privileges:

  • Borrow additional books. 

  • Attend special library functions such as meeting visiting authors and illustrators, where appropriate,

  • Attend special morning teas with the Teacher-Librarian and/or the Principal as required,

  • Attend an End-of-Year Library Party.

  • Receive a Library Monitor Badge at assembly.

  • Attend special programs such as the ‘Open Library for parents and students' program

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