CINCH and the reference interview

CINCH – Community Information Christchurch

Don’t forget CINCH, Community Information Christchurch database when doing research enquiries. It’s particularly useful if a borrower making an enquiry about a particular book expresses great interest in the subject. “I could also see if there is a club in this area (or Christchurch) for this if you’d like” is one approach to take.  It’s a good opportunity to do a wee spiel about the 6,000 plus organisations and courses that can be accessed by CINCH.

Printing off the CINCH page with all the club’s contact information, hours, meeting locations etc can be a great goodwill gesture.  Below is a mere token sampling to convey something of the range of recreational activities accessed via the CINCH database.

Sunday Singing Playshop A safe place for people to come along and have a play with sound. Primarily voice but also includes rhythm. We incorporate 3-4 part harmony songs and lots of improvising. Absolutely no experience needed .

Bharata Natyam Group of Christchurch To teach Bharata Natyam, South Indian classical dance

NgāTai e Rua Culture Group Learn kapa haka. Open to all ages

Canterbury Steam Preservation Society Working displays of steam powered equipment, including pumps, stationary steam-boilers, engines and turbines. Working replica of a bush tramway with steam locomotives. Restoration of all above equipment for display in our museum

Saab Classics Downunder The Club has members interested in older Saab cars

Stamping Ground & Scrapbook Station We run various classes and stock a variety of stamping and scrap-booking supplies, including stamp brands, ink pads, embossing powders, card, fancy papers and other stamping accessories

David Welch

New Brighton

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