Become a digital springboard delivery partner

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The Digital Springboard program is seeking partners for its initiative aimed at assisting people in learning digital skills. Libraries can apply for free on the website to become a partner. Digital Springboard is a program by Infoxchange and Google to help people learn the digital skills they need to thrive in work and life. It comes with a suite … Read more

Get up to speed with this year’s library technology trends

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Tech Soup has released their library tech predictions for 2019, which include: increasing patron interest in controlling their privacy, particularly for Facebook; how to deal with cyberbullying; graphic design trends; the state of fake news;  tips on updating your media lab and makerspace; the continued rise of the printed book, plus new tech products and … Read more

State Library research fellowships $60,000

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What’s your Queensland story? Applications are now open for five research fellowships totalling $60,000 as part of the Queensland Memory Awards. Use State Library of Queensland’s vast resources to uncover and share your stories. Researchers from all backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply.       The Queensland Memory Awards include: John Oxley Library … Read more

ALIA report indicates 1000 new librarian jobs by 2023

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The Australian Library and Information Association’s 2018 ALIA LIS Education, Skills and Employment Trend Report indicates an increase of 400 jobs in the sector by 2023, with the number of librarians increasing by 1000 and the number of library technician and library assistant positions predicted to reduce by 300 each over the same time period. This annual … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Ideas for Public Libraries

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Public libraries and communities can work together to develop and implement plans and activities to support the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019). Connect with Elders, community members and organisations to find out more about the traditional and contemporary languages in the community.   The following questions may serve as a guide/starting point: What … Read more

Heritage Leaders Workshop for GLAM employees and volunteers

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Are you an employee or volunteer in the heritage or galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) sector? Join a free two-day Heritage Leaders Workshop in May as we reflect on the outcomes, successes and challenges of the Anzac centenary commemorations. Engage with your peers and build your own professional practice as you learn from and … Read more

Get your NAIDOC Week Activity started with a Grant

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet invites schools, community groups, organisations and other eligible applicants to apply for grant funding to contribute to your 2019 NAIDOC event. The 2019 NAIDOC Grant Funding round is now open to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous legal entities with the costs of local and regional NAIDOC activities across Australia. The NAIDOC … Read more