Never lost again : the Google mapping revolution that sparked new industries and augmented our reality (book)

Author: Bill Kilday This book chronicles the evolution of mapping technology-the “overnight success twenty years in the making.” Bill Kilday takes us behind the scenes of the tech’s development, and introduces to the team that gave us not only Google Maps but Google Earth, and most recently, Pokémon GO. He takes us back to the … Read more

The choice factory : how 25 behavioural biases influence the products we decide to buy (book)

Author: Richard Shotton Before you can influence decisions, you need to understand what drives them. In The Choice Factory, Richard Shotton sets out to help you learn. By observing a typical day of decision-making, from trivial food choices to significant work-place moves, he investigates how our behaviour is shaped by psychological shortcuts. With a clear … Read more

Brisbane Synagogue Donation Event

On Tuesday 16th April members of the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation joined State Library staff to witness the formal handover of two of the earliest documents relating to the Jewish community of Brisbane.  This highly significant collection comprises a marriage register for the period 1868 to 1946 and the Synagogue Building Committee Minute Book, 1884-1886.  The minute book documents the fund … Read more

Employee to entrepreneur : how to earn your freedom and do work that matters (book)

Author: Steve Glaveski Will your job exist in 10 years? Or even 5 years? Is your work meaningful and fulfilling or do you find yourself living for the weekend and browsing job listings as a form of escape? Amidst this growing discontentment and uncertainty in the corporate workplace, entrepreneurship is thriving and that’s because entrepreneurs … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Sixteen.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. To coincide with Easter, Week 16’s word is bilby [pronounced bill-bee], from the Yuwaalayaay language of South-West … Read more

National #widerlocalstudies meeting and invitation

Two librarians at the launch of the First World War Patriotic collection

Queensland’s public librarians interested in developing or expanding Local Studies practice, ideas for  history talks and discussions about collections in their library are welcome to join a video-conference meeting scheduled  for  Thursday 2 May 2019, 2:00 -3.30pm. The first #widerlocalstudies collaboration consisting of Local Studies practitioners from every state and territory of Australia, including Kyla … Read more

There is still time to register for RLQ and Small Libraries Workshop 2019

Librarians in conversation at a PD workshop

Realising our potential – 2019 Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) and Small Libraries Workshop will be held at State Library of Queensland from Tuesday 30 April to Thursday 2 May 2019, with an optional bus tour to two public libraries on Friday 3 May 2019. The workshop is designed for RLQ libraries and small branch libraries … Read more

Harold WALSH #4447

Harold Walsh, 11th Light Horse Regiment

Indigenous Australian, Harold WALSH, 11th Light Horse Regiment. Harold WALSH (1895-1974) was born at Duaringa near Rockhampton. When he enlisted in the first AIF in January 1918 he did not name any living relatives, instead listed ‘friend’ Mrs Amelia Grace Bromley as his next of kin. Harold was sent to Brisbane where he did his … Read more