Petersham TAFE libraries offer orientation tours and a number of workshops for groups and individuals.

Library information sessions

Information skills workshops are tailored to individual students, small groups, and class groups.

Introduction to using the internet

Includes how to use web addresses, search engines and directories to find information and how to print and save your work.

Advanced Research skills

Assignment based workshops to assist you with locating specific information for your course. This includes advanced use of search engines and online databases, and helps you to choose quality, authoritative information. Information on how to create bibliographies is included.

Using TAFE online services

Workshops give help on how to use the DEC student portal, Moodle and Student e-Services, plus an introduction to the Library website, TAFE library catalogue and TAFE Studylinks directory.

Using digital resources via Course research guides

Your librarians have created Course research guides which contain links to journal articles, standards, eBooks and streamed videos. You are shown how to access this information on the guides using your DEC username and password.

The Library subscribes to online databases covering many subjects. Training is provided on how to search the databases effectively to find information relevant to your needs.

Job seeking skills

Tips on how to effectively use online Career sites and how to write resumes and cover letters. Sessions may include role-plays of job interviews.

Introduction to Social media

Tips and tricks for using Facebook and Twitter safely and effectively.

Contact the library to book a session or discuss your library training needs.

Drop in sessions

Come along to our drop-in sessions that are advertised in the online library calendar.

Need more help?

Got a question or need some help? Complete our Ask a librarian online form and email it to your selected library. We aim to answer your queries by the next business day.