Monthly Archives: June 2018 Back

Want to learn more about design-led innovation in public libraries?

Design Minds workshop

Hinchinbrook Shire Council in partnership with the State Library of Queensland (State Library) is hosting a Design-led innovation in public libraries professional development (PD) workshop on 25 July 2018 and you are invited. This free, full-day workshop is designed for public library staff who would like to innovate targeted programming, new communication processes, development of … Read more

How to help tourists visiting regional Queensland

Rural Libraries Queensland tourist membership

Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) tourist membership is an initiative of the State Library of Queensland in collaboration with local Queensland councils. Travellers through outback or regional Queensland are eligible for free access to the RLQ collection of more than 250,000 books, audiobooks, e-books, music, movies and more. Tourist members can borrow from over 60 rural … Read more

Get Started in Family History at Goondiwindi

Librarian conducting a training session

This free one day workshop at Goondiwindi Regional Council is for Queensland public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff.  Getting Started in Family History, will help you gain skills and an understanding of family history services, resources and concepts so that you can support your library clients in their family history research. Clients begin … Read more

2017-18 statistical data collection is fast approaching

Entering data

Every year State Library of Queensland (State Library) collects data from all Queensland public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) about how their services have performed during the previous financial year. The data collected covers things like the number of library items loaned out, the number of public programs delivered, how many computers each library … Read more

First 5 Forever to continue

In today’s 2018/19 budget, the State Government announced $20 million over four years for the successful First 5 Forever initiative — an ongoing partnership between State Library of Queensland, public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) across the state. This is fantastic news as First 5 Forever continues to grow. In its first three years, … Read more