Welcome to Camden High School Library
"Information has value, and the right information has enormous value." - Neil Gaiman
Camden High School library aims to provide a supportive, caring and well-resourced learning environment that promotes information literacy, encourages a love of reading, fosters social awareness and inspires a desire for life-long learning in our students.
Libraries are an essential resource within New South Wales government schools to support teaching and learning in the context of syllabus and curriculum requirements. Libraries provide teachers and teacher-librarians with resources to teach the curriculum and students with resources for individual learning and recreational reading. Students need to use a range of resources to learn - print, digital, electronic and human. Camden High School library provides access to all of these.
The purpose of the school library is to support teaching and learning within the total program of the school. Teacher-librarians collaborate with teachers in the planning, implementing and evaluating of teaching and learning programs, including the integration of Information Communications Technology and literacy. In the age of the Internet, school libraries and teacher-librarians have never been more important.
Worldwide research consistently confirms the strong correlation between a well-resourced school library with a qualified teacher-librarian, and higher student achievement, and this was reinforced in the 2011 Australian government inquiry into school libraries and teacher-librarians. Teacher-librarians are specialist teachers, and our very experienced teacher-librarian at Camden High School has dual qualifications, in both secondary education and librarianship.
The Library is open for staff and students every day from 8.00 am, at recess and lunch.
The loan period for library resources is two weeks.