State Library to host RNLD Training workshop

The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) is co-hosting an Indigenous Languages Research Workshop at the State Library in Brisbane from 12-15 December 2016. This workshop will be in partnership with the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) to offer participants an innovative training experience.

Language Research.

Language Research at SLQ.

The workshop aims to build upon and extend previous research workshops by adding a language training element across the four days. RNLD staff will be conducting training from their Flexible Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) program which participants will apply to researching the State Library Collections. Items from the collections will add to the community knowledge that participants bring to the training workshop.

Meston Notebooks - Stradbroke Island animals.

Meston Notebooks – Stradbroke Island animals.

RNLD have a range of accredited training courses that enhance the skills of community language workers – this workshop will focus on some of the modules offered as part of the Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) program. Further details on the Flexible DRIL Mode, including an overview of modules can be found on the RNLD Website.

RNLD Website - screenshot.

RNLD Website – screenshot.

This will be an exciting opportunity to undergo training to assist community language workers as well as network and share ideas around language revival across Queensland. Due to the overwhelming demand and expressions of interest, State Library will be exploring opportunities to partner with Queensland Indigenous Language Centres to co-host further RNLD Training Workshops during 2017.

Update: State Library in partnership with Indigenous Language Centres will offer RNLD training workshops at Aurukun [21-23 March, 2017]; and Cairns [4-6 April, 2017].



Desmond Crump

Indigenous Languages Coordinator, Queensland Memory

State Library of Queensland Indigenous Languages webpages

SLQ Indigenous Languages and New Media Toolkit


Further reading

Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity website