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ISHCMC Faculty Library Handbook 2013/14

Location: 2nd Floor Hours: 8AM – 4 PM Monday – Friday Closed for Primary Recess 10 – 10:30 AM Table of Contents

ISHCMC Library Philosophy


Circulation Policies


Magazines & Newspapers


Library Facilities


Destiny OPAC


Destiny Quest


Databases & Passwords


Visiting Authors 2013/14


Library Staff Contact Information Susan MacIntosh


Giao Cao

Library Assistant

Quy Pham 2

Library Assistant

Nga Nguyen

Circulation Policies Students can borrow books for two weeks, and they can be renewed for one additional week. Parents may check out up to 5 books for two weeks. Patrons will be charged a replacement fee for books that are lost or damaged. If lost books are found, the money will be refunded. Primary students need to bring an ISHCMC library bag or other type to carry books; otherwise, they will not be permitted to borrow.

Borrowing Limit EE4: 1 item K – Grade 2: 2 items Grade 3: 3 items Grade 4: 4 items Grade 5: 5 items Secondary: 10 items (excluding textbooks) Parents: 7 items Library items are borrowed for 2 weeks and renewable for 1 additional week.

**If students are leaving ISHCMC, their borrowing priviledges end 2 weeks before their departure date – they cannot borrow books in their final 2 weeks at ISHCMC**


Magazines & Newspapers

Magazines & newspapers are in the lounge

The ISHCMC Library subscribes to the following magazines: National Geographic Time Newsweek Okapi (French magazine) Timeout We also have the following newspapers: South China Morning Post Asahi Shimbune Korea Herald Saigon Times International Herald Tribune Saigon Investment Review


Viet Nam News

Library Facilities The ISHCMC Library has the following facilities: Videoconferencing room with Interactive Whiteboard 8 Desktops with 2 scanners Printer Student Quiet Study room (priority given to Grade 11) 3 small group meeting rooms with TV projection screens *Please reserve the Videoconferencing Room with a member of the library staff*

Teacher Resource Centre

Location: 2nd & 3rd floors of Admin. Building 2nd Floor (beside Mr. Tang’s office) •

DVDs & software packages

Teaching resource books

Desktop & scanner to check items in & out

Posters & maps

3rd Floor (behind Meeting Room) •

Big Books

Maths manipulatives

Puzzles, Games & Toys

Single-copy Textbooks


Destiny OPAC Features Login All ISHCMC faculty have been issued usernames and passwords to log into Destiny Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). Please consult the email that has been sent for login details.



Destiny’s Homepage has online resources for all grade levels. There are 2 categories arranged in alphabetical order.

Circulation ISHCMC faculty has permission to check out items & return them. Click on the tab circled in red:


Items to be checked in & out include: •

Guided Readers & Home Readers (in hallway cupboards)

Materials from Teacher Resource Centre (2nd & 3rd floors of Admin building)

Primary Grade Level Leaders have scanners which can be borrowed for scanning

**The desktop & scanner for the Teacher Resource Centre are on the 2nd floor beside Mr. Tang’s office**

My Info When you’re logged into Destiny, you can view your patron record to see if you have overdue items:

**We do not charge fines for overdue items** 8

If a book or Teacher Resource item is lost or severely damaged while checked out, the patron must pay for its replacement.

My Lists

This feature allows you to create personal resource lists for classes, units etc. Click “view� to access the list: My lists are viewed by only you; public lists are viewed by everyone, including students.

Destiny Catalogue Log in to see what items you have checked out, to create personal lists, and access our subscription databases through One Search.


Click on the Power tab to further refine your searches:



Compiling a Resource List

If you want to create a resource list, select “add list” as shown above.

Resource lists are compiled through the catalogue. When you see a title you want to include, click on the “add to this list” tab.

When you’ve clicked on this tab, it will show “in this list”.


Resource lists can be used for Units of Inquiry, classes, students’ reading logs etc.

Check In & Check Out

You can check out items in the 2nd floor resource room or your classroom computer! To check out items on your account, select the “to patron” tab:

To check out items on a student’s account, select the “by homeroom” tab:

Select the student’s homeroom & click “select patron”:


Click on the student’s name. This will open their account & you can check out textbooks on their account. Click in the “find” field & enter the barcode number & hit the “enter” key. The item will display on the student’s account:

**Your name should appear in your homeroom class**


Destiny Quest This is a visual interface that gives you lots of great statistics! To begin, ensure you’re in the Catalog tab. Click on the Destiny Quest tab on the left or click on the Begin your Destiny Quest link:

The Destiny Quest interface gives you multiple options:


My Info Each patron has a My Info tab which stores information in separate tabs: checkouts, holds, resource lists & recommendations.



Destiny Quest Visual Search This interface lets searchers use visual prompts to help them search – great for primary students!

Choose a shelf from the drop-down menu to put in the appropriate “My Quest” shelf. Holds, Add to List, Make a Wish, Recommend


The “hold it” button lets you hold the selected item with 1 click. It then displays the expiration date of the hold. “Add to list” lets you add this title to a resource list. “Recommend” lets you send a recommendation for this title to another patron.

“Make a Wish” lets you send purchasing recommendations to the librarian. You can choose between the selected title and another title. NOTE: the title is required.


Preferences If you click on the title, it opens a window containing “title details”. On this page you can: •

Hold the book if it’s out

Write a review

Find books on a similar topic or storyline



Reviews Patrons can write a review of a particular title under this tab:

Title Peek This feature gives you additional features about a book, including: •

Summary & genre

Reviews from journals

Excerpt from the book 22

My Quest Shelves You can document titles you’ve read & record what you want to read!



The “Friends� option lets patrons create a group where you can have a discussion thread about a particular title or genre of books.

Databases at ISHCMC Library

No login required if accessed from Destiny site Enchanted Learning

24 Individual login required Individual login required New Technologies in Higher Education

E-Books The ISHCMC library has access to a growing number of e-books. To access from Follett Destiny, here are how-to guides: To read from an iPad, use Learn more about Follett ebooks in their Quick Reference Guide. Follett Enlight (basic catalogue) Quick Reference Guide. Accessing ebooks with Follett Enlight & Destiny Quest apps. Accessing ebooks Quick Reference Guide. Follett ebooks using Kindle Fire Quick Reference Guide.

Visiting Authors


Kenn Nesbitt, American Poet Laureate, will visit ISHCMC on Friday March 21, 2014!


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