Video chat – all things digital and regional

  SLQ’s Tyler Wellensiek and Matt Finch have been working on some fantastic regional coding initiatives and creative play-based learning activities.  They joined Donna Hancox from Queensland University of Technology for a brief discussion about digital technologies and what it might mean for rural and regional Australian communities. Why not grab a cuppa, sit down … Read more

By George St George!

Regional PD took place in St George in April

18 RLQ library staff traveled from neighbouring councils to the St George Cultural Centre for a full day of professional development in April. Community outreach and developing community partnerships were the focus, and the training encouraged participants to spend time exploring the five key questions outlined in the We Love Community Outreach Model of Engagement … Read more

A fantastic marriage of history and digital literacy in Ipswich!

Minecraft 1893 - 2017

Like many ideas, this Ipswich Libraries project started with questions: How can the library bring the younger generation of Ipswich closer to the city’s history? How can we ignite an interest in local history building on what is being taught in schools? The Public Programming team felt technology might provide the answer and, while looking … Read more

Libraries team up with occupational therapists

Last month, our Creative-in-Residence Matt Finch and SLQ’s Amy Walduck joined forces with Griffith University’s School of Allied Health to support student occupational therapists during their Orientation Week. Exploring new adventures in access to information, students ate a cake which Amy had baked based on one of the defining theoretical diagrams of occupational therapy – … Read more

Interesting research of relevance to public libraries…

Horizon report cover

Whilst the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library edition is primarily aimed at academic and research libraries, it does apply to public library future planning agendas.  It focuses on technology developments and their expected impact on libraries and is informed through a collaborative process with 77 global library thinkers. The report identifies key trends, key … Read more