Day One

Welcome to the Mong Man Wai Library.
After an almost 2 hour journey I arrived and was greeted by Cherrie. After a quick orientation and a tour I was left with information brochures to absorb and asked to make myself aquainted with the libray website.

Vision
As a centre for teaching, learning and research in a university-level institution, the Library will be the leading technology based quality service provider in the Asia-Pacific Region, best known for its excellent information resources and the exploitation of all and any available resources in the area of education

Mission
To support the Institute’s commitment to excellence in education and continuous professional development for teachers in Hong Kong by:

Providing quality information services to students, staff and the community at large

Developing resources without prejudice and limitation to languages, contents and formats

Ensuring a continuous free flow of information via state-of-the-art technology under the Library’s concept of “Library-without-Walls”

Collaborating with university, institutional and governmental libraries in Hong Kong and the Greater China Region for resources sharing

The library has 7 collaborative partners based in HK, China and Taiwan.

Research services
A comprehensive range of services to support yourresearch needs are provided. The services are available on a personalized basis, and can be adapted to help undertake preliminary research into a topic, frame research questions, track existing research in a given field, and offer support throughout a research project.
The following services are offered.
Literature searchesResearch consultation… Librarians in the Information Services and Research Section are available on call to discuss your research needs with you, either in person, by phone or email. The Library can advise on the range of available resources which are most pertinent to your research inquiry, and can assist in designing the most appropriate database search strategies.’
Document delivery services
When books and journal articles are not available electronically or in print form in the HKIEd Library collections, the Library can request them on your behalf through its Document Delivery or Inter-Library Loans services.
Research citation databases
“The Library has subscribed a number of research databases with citation search functions. With tools like “Cited Author Search”, researchers can easily discover who are citing their works, track prior research and monitor current developments, and follow the path of today’s hottest ideas.”
Journal Evaluation Metrics.
The Library is developing a suite of research evaluation tools for the identification of the most influential publications in a particular field. The Journal Citation Reports (JCR), Scopus, and SCImago Journal & Country Rank enable the identification and comparison of the status and impact of a range of leading English language journals in a field.

Jornal Contirbution Guideleines.
Guidlines are provided for those that are interested in publishing in particular journals.

Promotion of research from HKIEd
The library provides a respository for the researchers in order that they can build a prescence in the academic world even if their work is not intended for publication.

Citation managementThrough the provision of Endnote and RefWorks researchers staff and sytudents will find citation management easier.

Current awareness tools
Personal research profiles can be set up. (SDI) Selective Dissemination of Information) Information in the form of electronic databases and journals can be sent from RSS feeds from assigned librarians after iniatial profiling of research interest has be completed.

Workshops and instructionThe Library can provide individual or group instruction in the use of all of its databases and research tools – such as Journal Citation Reports, EndNote or EdSearch.