Archive for January, 2008

New Legal Studies Resources

Current, up-to-date and Australian
Hot Topics 60 and 61 are now available @your local library. Hot Topics 60 is an overview of the Australian legal system, how the law is made, legislature, judiciary and how to find case law. Hot Topics 61 covers Emplyment and the Law with recent changes in the employment landscape such as discrimination, bullying, harassment, and new developments such as Industrial manslaughter.
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

Students Health

Late last year a report came out entitled “The State of Student Social and Emotional Health” by the Australian Scholarship Group, and was based on 4 years of research and surveys of more than 10,000 students across Australia. The results of the work reveal that a large percentage of students are experiencing social and emotional difficulties. (highlights of the report can be viewed at www.acer.edu.au/edlivewire/0703_socialandemotionalhealth.html )
To help students (and their families) in the later years of high school Pittwater Library will be holding a free talk at Mona Vale Library on Wednesday 13th Feb – called “Surviving the HSC” the talk will be about stress management techniques and will be run by an expert from the Macquarie Uni’s BRAVE programme. For details about this and our other FREE talks in February and March follow the link below to the Inside Break website.
www.insidebreak.org.au
Louise – Youth Librarian, Manly Library