The Queensland Local Studies Group (QLSG) meets to share information on all aspects of local history, both old and new. Meetings are held 4 times a year and hosted by different public libraries on a volunteer basis. The host sets the agenda, which might include a tour of the library or nearby heritage location, guest speakers, white gloves experiences or collection show-and-tell, group discussion, or hands-on workshop.
Membership is free, and all Queensland public library staff are welcome to join. You can check out previous meeting agendas and minutes on the Public Libraries Connect website, and subscribe to the online discussion list via the localstudies page.
The first QLSG meeting for 2017 was recently hosted by SLQ on Monday 27 February and included presentations on digital volunteering, the #1lib1ref Wikipedia movement, a look at some unusually revealing ephemera items, and a discussion about implementing positive copyright messages for digital content. The group also welcomed special guest Beverley Isdale, Archivist at the Chermside & Districts Historical Society. The full agenda is available online.
The Copy right? session was filmed using the Livestream app and you can watch it again online: http://livestream.com/accounts/23537841/events/7038822).