Hamilton Campus Library’s Mood Boosting Books

Hamilton Campus Library recently hosted a morning tea celebrating a very important birthday for one of our Bakery teacher’s, Janet Aislabie.  The staff also enjoyed showing off their favourite mood-boosting books and DVDs in the Hamilton Library Collection.

Don’t forget to check out our post on nominating your favourite mood-boosting books here.

Biodiversity Month

Fish tank facelift

To celebrate Biodiversity Month, the Library fish tank at Kurri Kurri has had a facelift! Our lucky fish now have a wonderful variety of colourful replicas of plants and coral to enjoy. The vibrant aquarium display is a reminder of the importance of protecting biodiversity in nature. As well as preserving the beauty of the world, it is a wise investment in the future health and wellbeing of our planet and ourselves.

Looking for information on biodiversity? Take a look at some of the eResources available from our Library website:

Biology Journals (Proquest)
TAFE username and password required.

CSIRO eBooks
Database specific login required. Check the Database Password list or contact Library staff.

Environment Complete (EBSCO)
TAFE username and password required.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection (GALE)
Database specific login required. Check the Database Password list or contact Library staff.

Sustainability Reference Center (EBSCO)
TAFE username and password required.


Friendchip Day

To promote awareness of White Ribbon Day, Cessnock campus recently hosted a tasty event. Friendchip Day saw happy participants munching on hot chips and gravy, drinking tea and coffee and enjoying the opportunity to socialise.

Friendchip Day photo 1Friendchip Day photo 2

Genesis Fitness instructors also attended to try and encourage those eating hot chips to join the Gym, but managed to resist the temptation of eating the chips themselves.

Library staff noted that “whilst the students did enjoy the chips, many were asking when the Fruit and Yogurt day was going to be held again, so maybe we are creating a healthy campus attitude.”

The event was a success, with close to $40 raised in support of White Ribbon Day.