National Skills Week 2016

National Skills Week is a great time to mention that libraries proudly support Hunter TAFE students to gain valuable job skills! We have a wide range of resources to help you apply for jobs, build your communication or IT skills, be aware of workplace standards or to launch a great new career!

Here are a few careers related LibGuides to take a look at:


Careers & Job Skills

Digital Citizenship

Language, Literacy & Numeracy

Work, Health & Safety

We also have a new LibGuide to support our staff in maintaining their skills: Continuing Professional Development for Staff

And we have many careers resources that current students can access online!

Read some of our Jobs, Careers & Employment eBooks 

Browse and watch Communication, Customer Service & Job Skills eVideos

Find eJournals to keep up to date with your industry

Story Time at Newcastle Library

To celebrate Book Week 2016, a story time event was held at Newcastle Campus Library.

Library students, Kaitlyn Mcleod and Emma Collins, read Aliens love underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort to a group of children from the Newcastle Campus Creche. The children then drew their own aliens on paper and coloured them in.

Library students often organise and present campus story time events, this is great experience for our Hunter TAFE students, and a fun outing for the creche kids!


Library students Kaitlyn Mcleod and Emma Collins






story time activities

Story Time Activities



Australia! Story Country : Book Week 2016

The ever popular Children’s Book Week runs from 20 – 26 August 2016. Presented by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, this year’s theme is Australia! Story Country.

Click here to view the winners of the Book of the Year for 2016 in each category.

Keep an eye out for some colourful Library displays, as we celebrate Australian children’s books, authors and illustrators:

Book Week Display at Kurri Kurri Campus Library

Book Week Display at Kurri Kurri Campus Library

Honours – Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Honours – Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Gosford Library featuring Australian authors

Gosford Library featuring Australian authors