Join the YPLG meeting to discuss library services for young people

Group of librarians standing on a stage in front of a PowerPoint presentation screen

Moreton Bay Region Libraries invites Queensland public library staff to attend the next Young People’s Libraries Group (YPLG) meeting on Wednesday 4 September. The meeting will be hosted by Moreton Bay Region Libraries at North Lakes Community Centre. The meeting will run from 9.30am – 2pm Meeting theme The theme for this YPLG meeting is: … Read more

Device Charging Stations a success at North Burnett Regional Council

Six tablets plugged into a charging station

North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) libraries were fortunate to be awarded a Realising Our Potential Micro-Grant from the State Library of Queensland. The grant enabled the NBRC Libraries to purchase and install three PC Locs IQ10 Charging stations in three branches across the region: Gayndah, Monto and Mt Perry. North Burnett Libraries have only recently … Read more

Bilingual signage a hit in Hope Vale!

IKC Coordinator Shirley Costello stands next to bilingual signage on Movies stand.

Have you ever wondered how bilingual signage might improve the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or other languages other than English (LOTE) community members with your library service? The Hope Vale Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) recently found out by introducing bilingual signage in Guugu Yimidhirr and English throughout their IKC. To celebrate the … Read more

CROWD GIVING 2019: $30,000 RAISED TO SUPPORT STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND PROJECTS

On 15 August, donors and library-lovers came together in support of State Library of Queensland at the fourth annual Crowd Giving event. The Queensland Library Foundation fundraiser attracted around 70 donors and raised $30,000. Emceed by Courtney Talbot, Foundation Vice-President, and Andrew Baker, General Manager Private Clients at Perpetual Private, the concept was simple – … Read more

Crowd Giving 2019: $30,000 raised to support State Library of Queensland projects

On 15 August, donors and library-lovers came together in support of State Library of Queensland at the fourth annual Crowd Giving event. The Queensland Library Foundation fundraiser attracted around 70 donors and raised $30,000. Emceed by Courtney Talbot, Foundation Vice-President, and Andrew Baker, General Manager Private Clients at Perpetual Private, the concept was simple – … Read more

National Geographic Virtual Library available now

For a journey that’s enlightening, often surprising, and unfailingly fascinating, visit National Geographic Virtual Library.  State Library of Queensland now provides free unlimited access to National Geographic Virtual Library for all Queensland Public Library, State Library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre members. Simply join your nearest public library to start exploring. Explore history through a new … Read more

widerlocalstudies update

Black and white photograph of a town with the words Tin town: researching Dubbo's lost shanty town Local studies online meeting by Simone Taylor 2 May 2019

Widerlocalstudies is a collaboration between public, state, and territory libraries involved in leading and facilitating local studies in their communities and in regions across Australia. Queensland’s public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre staff are welcome to join the widerlocalstudies list. To join, email widerlocalstudies-subscribe@libraries.nsw.gov.au your name, library / location and you will be added to … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Thirty-Four.

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 Book Week 2019, Week 32’s word is biibabiiba [pronounced bee-bah bee-bah], from the … Read more