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The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is open from:

8.00am until 4.00pm from Monday to Friday.

The LRC is a modern area which is designed for independent study. The LRC has wireless internet connectivity, 45 PCs, 3 printers and over 12,000 reference and fiction books.

The LRC is open every day after school and is open to all students who want to find a quiet place to read or do their homework in a silent environment before making their way home.


New Library system

www.readingcloud.net


Ms Spencer Librarian

I read Modern Foreign Languages at the University of Sheffield, spending a few months of my Erasmus Year at L'école Notre Dame de Lourdes, Étrelles in Brittany; an experience which sparked my interest in education. I guess the interest runs in the family: My maternal grandmother was Head of Mathematics at the Ursuline Convent, Waterford, my mother is a science teacher, my paternal grandfather was a lecturer, an aunt is a lecturer in Education at a university School of Policy and Practice, an uncle is a physics teacher, another aunt taught in both Canada and Ireland and a great-grandparent was also a teacher!
 
As UHS librarian, I hope to share my love of books with students, encouraging them to diversify their reading, as well as playing an integral role in supporting reading for pleasure through recommendations, by running book clubs,  holding discussions and organising author visits.
I also enjoy working with students to drive independent learning and research, critical enquiry and intellectual curiosity. 
 
 
Favourite book(s): Frankenstein - Mary Shelley, The Alchemist - Paul Coehlo, The Magic Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton
Favourite poet - Charles Baudelaire
Favourite recent read: The Girl from Aleppo - Nujeen Mustafa and Christina Lamb
Favourite genre(s): gothic, young adult, autobiography