Archive for August, 2008

HSC talks filling fast…

Book now for the inside break FREE HSC talks at your local library. Being run at Manly, Warringah Mall and Mona Vale libraries these talks can help you in that all important time between the trials and your HSC exams. For full details check out the list on look at a poster at your school, or pick up a flyer from any public library on the Northern Beaches.
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

Need help with making a resume?

iDlogik – Online Resumes
this site is free and easy to use; you just put your details into the resume template set up for you. Then you can continually add to your resume when you have more experiences, qualifications and achievements. As it’s all online, you can’t lose it or accidentally delete it! Take a look at
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library


This is a fantastic on-line source for HSC students. Content is run by the NSW Dept. of Education and Charles Sturt University. The website includes study guides, exams, forums, links to other knowledge sites, exam techniques.

Louise, Youth Librarian Manly Library

statistics about Australia

One of the best resources for statistics about Australia is the yearbooks published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The 2006 yearbook is available on-line at the ABS website. (put 2006 yearbook into the Google GO box on the main page) or follow this direct link 1301.0 – Year Book Australia, 2006

The yearbook is full of data about poulation, workforce, health, crime, culture. Much of the data also involves comparisons over the years.

Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

Calling all young designers – competition

Young designers aged 12 to 25 have the opportunity to win $500 and showcase
their creative talent by entering the 2009 NSW Youth Week Website Design
Competition. The winning design will be used not only as the website’s homepage
but as a template for the rest of the website’s pages.

The NSW Youth Week website is the main portal for engaging young people and connecting them with their local council’s Youth Week activities.
Entries will be judged by a panel of young members on the NSW Youth Week Young People’s Advisory Committee.
Entries close 26 September, 2008.
Visit for an application form. There are also Poster and Tattoo competitions to enter.

Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

Finding out about less usual career choices for Women

Hello, I am writing to you today re a new resource for women which was developed by Fiona Shewring- our 2007 Trades and Skills teacher of the year- Painting and Decorating.
The title of the book: Supporting Women in a non-traditional trades. We have turned this book into an Ezine- electronic magazine to make it accessible for all.
Fiona tells the stories of 16 different women- she explores their job choices from painter decorator to carpenter to electrician to boiler maker and most importantly explore the myths surrounding women working in these areas.
Here is the link:
This is a fantastic resource and one which deserves to be read, I’m sure that you will find it a great resource.
Thank you for your time, Gemma (on YouthGAS e-list)

Survey about Parliament in Australia

The PEO survey for secondary students. If you are a secondary student The Parliamentary Education Office would like to find out what you think about, know about and how you’d like to learn about parliament. We will include your ideas when developing our resources and programs. The survey takes about five minutes – you can send your survey back by clicking on the button at the bottom right of the form.
If you use Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo or a similar web-based email account, download the PDF, fill it out, save it and send as an attachment to the email address at the bottom of the survey.

Thank you for taking a moment to do this – your feedback is going to help! Take the secondary students survey [486KB] or use the following website link
posted by Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library