What should our Resource Centre website do?


Here is what we found out

Below is what we did.




Link to this page - http://tinyurl.com/ghsres

To work this out we are

Features that might exist in a Resource Centre website.

This list of features that might be in a Resource Centre website needs to be prioritised. Part of the reason for investigating this with all staff is to determine where our current priorities lie

Sites to be reviewed

Staff Member
High School website to check out
DF, RA, FM
Horseheads High School
RF, MB, DN
Corning East High School
FN, PB, SP
Scotch College
AFLouise, CO, MP
Strathcona High School
JH, SC, NP
Methuen High School
JN, DO, RP
Montgomery Blair High School
SM, DD, FR
New Trier Township High School
PA, JF, AS
Northfield Mount Hermon
JP, LF, YS
Manheim Central High School
JR, MG, KS
Van Meter Secondary School
PS, SH, AT
Southside High School Library
RS, HA, PW
Brentwood School
DT, CH, CW
Naples High School Library Media Center
GT, DH, WI
Spring-Ford Area School District
JW, RL, SZ
Cheltenham High School
KW, AM, PZ
Moreau Catholic High School

Lawrence High School Library
Here is a more extensive list of high library school websites that we can look at for ideas. Perhaps the Grant High School Resource Centre website will be listed here as well soon.

What did we learn?

After reviewing the site, please complete this survey as a group.

A copy of the survey questions is below allowing you to preview them.






What should our Resource Centre website do?

Please complete this survey so that we can use it to prioritise the features for a GHS Resource Centre website that supports teaching and learning here.* Required

What school website were you asked to review? * Horseheads High School * Corning East High School * Scotch College * Strathcona High School * Methuen High School * Montgomery Blair High School * New Trier Township High School * Northfield Mount Hermon Manheim Central High School * Van Meter Secondary School * Southside High School Library
Which of the follow features did that website have? *



  • Variety of databases
  • Website suggestions
  • Book suggestions
  • Links to other libraries
  • RSS Feeds
  • Podcasts
  • Blogs
  • Choice of search engines
  • Tips on how to use search engines
  • E-Resources
  • E-Books
  • Citation generation services
  • Online support function
  • Technology tips
  • Links for Parents
  • Links for Teachers
  • Class Links
  • Subject Links
  • Community Links
  • Widgets (on-screen tools such as local weather, book covers)
  • Clickview
  • Advertising of New Resources
  • Requests
  • Learning support (such as Harvard Referencing info)
  • Online services (such as Library Thing)






Rate the importance of these features for supporting teaching and learning at GHS

Responses for each dot point are scaled on a 5 point scale from 'Very low importance' to 'Very high importance'



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  • Variety of databases
  • Website suggestions
  • Book suggestions
  • Links to other libraries
  • RSS Feeds
  • Podcasts
  • Blogs
  • Choice of search engines
  • Tips on how to use search engines
  • E-Resources
  • E-Books
  • Citation generation services
  • Online support function
  • Technology tips
  • Links for Parents
  • Links for Teachers
  • Class Links
  • Subject Links
  • Community Links
  • Widgets (on-screen tools such as local weather, book covers)
  • Clickview
  • Advertising of New Resources
  • Requests
  • Learning support (such as Harvard Referencing info)
  • Online services (such as Library Thing)
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Other


Other features not listed here that you believe should be included
General commentsThis could be comments about the process we are using, how you felt about this activity or generally relating to Resource Centre websites