Engaging families and children through STEAM Storytime

Children playing with Lego at Fun Palace 2019

STEAM Storytime Webinar: Thursday, 30 January 2020, 1-2pm All library staff are welcome to join this STEAM and Storytime session (previously scheduled 5 December 2019) to explore ways to link STEAM and literacy through active participation, ways of thinking, and play in early childhood. We will explore why STEAM skills are important for preparing young … Read more

Great Queensland library stories revealed at LGAQ 2019

Queensland councillors, mayors and council CEOs shared how proud they are of their local libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres at the recent LGAQ Conference in Cairns. The annual LGAQ conference is an important gathering of Queensland councils, providing an opportunity to network and learn and vote on new policy. The 2019 edition, ‘Taking it to … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Forty-Nine.

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. This week’s word of the week is watyi [pronounced wah-chee] meaning ‘to speak’. It is from … Read more

Are you interested in becoming a Digital Mentor?

Be Connected. Every Australian Online. Australian Government.

Help your community Be Connected by becoming a Digital Mentor! State Library of Queensland is excited to announce the Be Connected Digital Mentor training dates and locations for February and March 2020. Be Connected Digital Mentor train-the-trainer workshops will focus on up-skilling library staff to be Digital Mentors, enabling them to confidently deliver Be Connected … Read more

An introduction of the history of Chinese business in Queensland

Guest blogger – Rutian Mi, 2019 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame fellow. There are many studies on Chinese immigrant history in Queensland but few studies have been done about Chinese business history in Queensland. This research focuses on Chinese businesses in Queensland during 1840-1940 with two case studies: Kwong Sue Duk and Tom See … Read more