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 new service ideas and more.

Participants will explore how using design to innovate services can be many and varied; will be led through a Design thinking workshop; and explore possible outcomes for how this might work in their library.  The focus of the workshop is not just about idea development—it will also be about planning the process for executing an idea. For participants, this may mean determining the best way of executing a concept with limited resources or it could mean starting with a small scale roll-out that grows over time.

Content will include:

  • Introduction to Design thinking principles and exploration of how and why design thinking could be used to innovate library services
  • Creative Thinking
  • Pre-workshop Data
  • User Personas
  • Idea Mapping
  • Using data to develop design solutions for innovative public library services

Related Resources:

POst it notes used in Design thinking workshops

[Toolkit: Design-led innovation in Libraries] Asia Pacific Design Library (http://designonline.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ToolkitTemplate_DesigninLibrariespdf.pdf)

State Library of Queensland Design Online (http://designonline.org.au/education/)

Bookings: https://hinchinbrookpd.eventbrite.com.au

Visit the Public Libraries Connect (PLC) training calendar for more information and to download the draft program.

Travel Bursary

If you plan on travelling to attend this event why not apply for a Travel Bursary?

The State Library is offering travel bursaries to Councils to allow individuals from regional Queensland public libraries and IKCs to participate in the regional PD events offered by the State Library (or in partnership with the State Library) being held in locations across Queensland.

To apply for a bursary, please complete the relevant application form:

  1. Bursary application form for Independent and Rural Libraries Queensland [PDF, 49KB]
  2. Bursary application form for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Councils [PDF, 49KB]

For more information regarding travel bursaries or PD contact lgc@slq.qld.gov.au

Please note this event is for Queensland public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff.