Monthly Archives: May 2018 Back

Educational technology: explore the landscape (Part 1)

Educational technology

In this three part blog series ‘Educational Technology’, Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion, Emily de la Pena answers her question, ‘If I had $2000 to spend on educational technology, what would I buy to get the most out of it?’ Emily has been visiting regional libraries around Queensland delivering coding and robotics training to library … Read more

Small and medium business opportunity to promote through your library

Digital Scorecard

Many libraries are supporting their local small and medium businesses.  You can promote the Digital Scorecard and Digital Business Workshops by displaying a flyer in your library and also via any promotional channels and networks. All organisations need to take advantage of the latest technologies and services to prepare and thrive in a Digital Economy. … Read more

Inclusive early literacy library programs: a focus on diversity, culture and language

Did you join the recent First 5 Forever webinar? If not, take the time to access the full recording. In this webinar we heard from Queensland Public Library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre staff who shared their ideas and experiences for providing inclusive library programs for children and families. The webinar includes tips for including culturally … Read more

National Reconciliation Week: Activities for your library

National Reconciliation Week 2018

National Reconciliation Week is 27 May – 3 June andReconciliation Australia invites all “Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation”. This year’s theme Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow encourages Australians to ask themselves what they … Read more

Calling all Australian public library staff!

Professional Development conference

Participate in an online survey that seeks to explore and understand the professional development experiences and needs of public library staff. The online survey is estimated to take 20 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely anonymous and confidential. You will be asked to reflect upon your professional development experiences, including your capacity and motivations … Read more

Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grant program NOW OPEN

The Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program is now open. This grants program will provide $1 million per annum for three years from 2017-18 to seed fund community projects that involve partnerships between local government, community and not-for-profit organisations, research organisations and the private sector to co-develop, implement and promote innovate age-friendly projects. This … Read more

Professional Development at Maranoa Regional Council

Professional Development for library staff

State Library of Queensland (State Library) is offering a full day of professional development (PD) at Maranoa Regional Council and you are invited. Maranoa was successful in its EOI to host PD and its preference for content is reflected in the PD program. Effective programming and challenging client techniques is a two part workshop. Attendees … Read more