Library

Vision and Mission

Online Subscriptions and Databases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vision

The Bannister Academy Library envisions co-existence with the school, helping and supporting its goal of providing quality education, life-long learning, and producing graduates with character, competencies, and a sense of social responsibility.

Mission

The Bannister Academy Library aims to provide quality library service by:
1. Providing access to informational materials in a variety of formats;
2. Providing instruction in information literacy;
3. Stimulating interests in reading and finding and using information ideas;
4. Working with teachers to develop educational strategies to meet the informational needs of students and to augment teaching and learning, and
5. Supporting the school curriculum and reading initiatives.
6. Providing a safe space where ideas and creativity can flow freely without prohibitions.

Online Subscriptions

Aside from the physical library materials, the Library also provides access to several online subscriptions. Currently, the subscriptions available to all the users are as follows:

EBSCO

The school, through the Library, is currently subscribed to several databases provided  by EBSCO. These are EXPLORA, a database that provides quality research and  reference materials mainly catering K-12 students, and the EBSCOhost database,  which includes several databases from dictionaries and encyclopedias to research  publications from several world renowned individuals and schools. 

EPIC!

Epic is the leading digital reading platform—built on a collection of 40,000+ popular,  high-quality books from 250+ of the world’s best publishers—that safely fuels curiosity and reading confidence for kids 12 and under.

Philippine E-journals

The Philippine E-Journals (PEJ) is an online collection of academic publications of different higher education institutions and professional organizations. Its sophisticated database allows users to easily locate abstracts, full journal articles, and links to related research materials. 

Directory of Open Access Books

DOAB is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to  scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open  access book publishers.

Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to  high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. 

Buribooks for Teachers

BuriBooks is the largest ebook library of Filipino children’s books readily available  to the public. Their digital library contains titles in both languages for users to read  and learn the way they are most comfortable. Our Filipino Language teacher use  these materials in order to bolster their classes and give relevant readings to their  students.

Braining camp for Teachers

Braining camp is an online platform for teachers that focuses on using technology to  make abstract math more interactive and visual for learners. They offer digital  manipulatives that can be more convenient, easier to use, and include many special  features to facilitate learning. 

Other services

Information Literacy 

The librarian provides its users with training in accessing, retrieving, and assessing the  accuracy, validity, and reliability of the information readily available in the Internet. Proper  citation and use of other people’s works would also be discussed during a set date preferably  before the start of the school year.

 

Research Guidance 

The librarian also provides assistance and guidance to individuals conducting their research  by providing them with the necessary materials and sources needed, and if not possible where  to access them. 

 

Learning Management System 

The Library also manages the school’s LMS – Managebac. It is an Integrated Learning  Platform that combines curriculum planning, assessment, reporting, and attendance into one  unified platform with a consistent, modern and mobile-ready interface, providing a seamless  & integrated experience for coordinators, teachers, students and parents that is also ready for  IB Diploma Programme deployment.