Learning Resource Centre

Victoria Gilzean LRC

The Learning Resource Centre at Rashid School is a vibrant space for students to read and study. It is a place where reading is positively and actively encouraged.  Student friendly shelving and genrefication of fiction books help to make it easier for our students to locate just the right book. Computers allow students to use online resources to complement research. The LRC aims to be a welcoming place with an open door policy that supports both students and teachers.

We are constaIMG 0232ntly adapting the resources available to provide focused collections covering a wide range of interests. An extensive range of titles are also available in Arabic.

A computerised library management system is used for managing book circulation and to provide reports on reading trends. Students and staff can search the collection, manage their loans, reserve items and write book reviews from anywhere on the school network.

The LRC plays a key role in supporting teaching and learning as well as holding events to encourage reading, research and independent learning. 

We use Accelerated Reader, which is an online reading program, and is used to measure reading progress. In addition, we have recently acquired myON, giving students access to over 4,000 digital books, many of which link to the Accelerated Reader quizzes where students can earn reading points.

RSB subscribes to Britannica School which is a great resource for access to trusted content and invaluable for research and project work. Students will need to log in to Britannica and can access both in school and remotely.

Students and staff can log in to Britannica School here.

Meet the Learning Resource Centre Coordinator, Vikki Gilzean.

I am a qualified librarian with a masters in library and information science and have recently chartered with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP.)  I have a wide experience of experience working in different sectors including public, further education and school libraries and have worked at RSB since 2008.
My specific interests are all aspects of information literacy and retrieval along with my passion for encouraging students to read for pleasure. My belief is that the Learning Resource Centre should underpin and support the teaching and learning across the whole school.