Big Ideas for Small Libraries

Image for Big Ideas for Small LibrariesJoin your colleagues at the State Library of Queensland in April to engage in a unique professional development opportunity for Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) and small libraries staff.  Learn to advocate for your library, learn how to design powerful programs and ensure exciting collections, get inspired on a library visit and involve yourself in the digital world.

You will share ideas for initiatives that you could do in your library and see some exciting new technologies. Workshops will also cover tips and tricks about engaging with your community and grant applications.

Take this opportunity to engage in discussion with industry peers and colleagues to explore concepts and ideas in providing vibrant public library services to your community.

Date: 17th Apr 2018 – 19th Apr 2018 (and a fourth optional day)

Venue: State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane and Cannon Hill

Program: Download the draft program

Bookings: Register via Eventbrite

The series of workshops and presentations is designed to stimulate and excite and will include:

  • Understanding and managing your collections
  • Making Aurora work for you
  • Exploring eResources via One Search, Bolinda, Freegal, and RBdigital
  • Be savvy with funding options
  • Plan a program for your community
  • Advocating for your library and promoting membership
  • Creatively engaging with your community
  • Accessing RLQ 24/7

Travel Bursary: The State Library of Queensland is offering travel bursaries up to $750 to individuals from regional Queensland public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres to participate in SLQ Professional Development events.

More information: or telephone Karen Hind 38429009

Registrations close Friday 23 March 2018

About the author: Karen Hind is Librarian, Public Library Partnerships, State Library of Queensland.