Monthly Archives: February 2017 Back

High five Public Libraries!

First 5 Forever Evaluation Report

First5Forever is creating  positive change for Queensland children under 5 and their families. Findings from a report conducted by Morris Hargreaves McIntyre indicate the early success of this initiative and confirm the important role libraries play in our community and how, together, we are creating a significant legacy for Queensland families. The report highlighted key … Read more

Bursaries and volunteer opportunities at NLS8

NLS8 is the New Librarians’ Symposium and it’s a low-cost, high-value inclusive and dynamic 3 day event of keynotes, workshops, panels and speakers geared towards students and new library and information sector professionals. NLS brings together the future leaders of the Australian LIS industry to learn, discuss and influence the future of libraries and cultural institutions … Read more

Digital technologies can unite, but they can also divide

Uniting with digital technologies

The epitome of digital technologies, according to National Year of Digital Inclusion Champion Pino Migliorino, is the facilitation of inclusion, and the addressing of barriers that create exclusion. Pino shared his insight into the needs for digital literacy in culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) at the National Year of Digital Inclusion Festival in Sydney, … Read more

Small grants for rural communities – closes 31 March

Barcoding equipment

A children’s book week comedy show for kids, barcoding equipment, locally sustainably made toys, a human library event – all of these projects have previously been awarded funds through the Small Grants for Rural Communities program. If you have an idea for developing leadership skills within your community, creating places to connect and grow, providing … Read more