2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES ‘WORD OF THE WEEK’: WEEK TWENTY-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 is kamula [pronounced cam-oo-la] from the Pitta Pitta language of the Boulia region. … Read more

What does the Queensland public library vision mean to you?

Around the world, public libraries are undergoing a period of transformation and change. Accelerated by the progression of digital technologies, library programs and services are evolving in response to a range of community, cultural and political factors. As we all get caught up in our day-to-day work, it can be difficult to reflect on our … Read more

Research Reveals event draws new fans of the John Oxley library collection 

The 2018 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame fellowship recipient, Dr Hilary Davies researched the Canada Cycle and Motor Agency (Qld) Ltd (CCMA), a leading company in Queensland’s cycling and early motor industry, between 1905 and 1930. The progressive company was owned by Queensland investors and headquartered in Brisbane. CCMA primarily sold motor vehicles and … Read more

Two languages added to the Languages Other Than English collection

Person standing beside library book shelving and holding up two books from the Nepali collection.

Telugu and Nepali are two languages recently added to the State Library of Queensland Languages Other Than English (LOTE) collection. LOTE is available for loan to all Queensland public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres. Telugu is an Indian language ranked fourth among languages of India with 6.93 percent of speakers reported at the 2011 census … Read more

Enjoy Animalia (Library Edition) now at your library

State Library of Queensland now provides free access to Animalia (Library Edition), an exciting and engaging online version of the classic picture book by Graeme Base.  The digital interactive resource focuses on language and literacy learning for children. Join your local Queensland public library, Indigenous Knowledge Centre or State Library of Queensland to start enjoying … Read more

Imaginations sprk’d during Sphero makerspace session

Child using an iPad to roll Sphero robot around Library floor

Innovative tiny tech toys were a hit at the Proserpine Library with the introduction of a Sphero SPRK + workshop at one of their regular Saturday Maker Space sessions. Whitsunday Regional Libraries was given the opportunity to purchase these fun robotic balls through financial assistance received from the Queensland Government via State Library of Queensland’s … Read more

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage – NAIDOC WEEK

Building on the previous Protocols for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections, State Library of Queensland is committed to making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage more accessible. You can read more about State Library’s intent published in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections Commitments document. During NAIDOC Week, State Library is shining … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES ‘WORD OF THE WEEK’: WEEK TWENTY-EIGHT.

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. State Library’s ‘word of the week’ for Week Twenty-Eight is gijar [pronounced gee-jar], from the Yidinji … Read more

Animalia (Library Edition) a new state-wide resource for your library

State Library of Queensland announces a new state-wide subscription to Animalia (Library Edition), an interactive digital resource focused on language and literacy for children. Queensland public library, Indigenous Knowledge Centre and State Library of Queensland members have unlimited free access. More than the classic picture book This exciting and engaging product features every illustration of … Read more