Happy Speech Pathology Week!

If  Children’s Book Week isn’t big enough, this week is also Speech Pathology Week. The theme is Communication Access: Everyone gets the message! which has close links to First 5 Forever where libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres across Queensland are working with families to enhance young children 0-5’s communication and early literacy skills. Libraries are engaged … Read more

What does the future public library look like? We need you to tell us!

VISION 2017 review

State Library of Queensland (SLQ), in collaboration with the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), and the Queensland Public Library Association (QPLA) are undertaking a review of The Next Horizon: VISION 2017 for Queensland public libraries. The review is being undertaken by researchers at the Digital Life Lab  at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). We … Read more

Summer Reading Club: GAME ON! Get ready, join in and read on for more ideas

This year’s Summer Reading Club theme is GAME ON. Libraries across the country are looking forward to a summer celebration of sports, games, technology and team spirit as they encourage their young library patrons to play, solve, participate and read. Did you know that as a Queensland public library you could receive 1 promotional kit … Read more

Five things I’ve learned working with IT in public libraries

I had a conversation with our council’s recently appointed Chief Information Officer.  We shared information and ideas, and found common ground on issues big and small. It was a constructive and positive conversation. He asked about my background, possibly assuming I had grounding in information technology, and he seemed a little surprised when I said … Read more