Technology is now an everyday part of our lives, fitting seamlessly into day to day tasks, mostly making these tasks easier and more fun for all of us. As such, it’s only natural that technology is now a core part of library collections, offering opportunities for everyone, whatever their age or experience, to engage with STEM technology for education and leisure.
State Library of Queensland has invested in technology access for local communities, in the form of Digital Literacy kits for loan by Rural Libraries Queensland libraries. The collection has been evolving over the last couple of years and with the latest round of acquisitions completed, there is now even more exciting technology available for loan by libraries across Queensland.
All technology kits are now listed on the Aurora Library management system, and RLQ libraries may place them on reservation as they would any other collection item, so it’s now easier than ever to access the kits for use by your patrons. The details of all reserveable kits are available in the “RLQ/IKC kits” section on our Kits for Loan page on PLConnect. Simply do a title search on the names of the kits in the Aurora Desktop program, and place a reservation as normal. The selected kit(s) will be transferred to your library for a period of 3 months.
The kits are for in-library use by patrons, within structured library activities, or for unstructured sessions, under the supervision/ facilitation of library staff. They are non-floating collection items and will return to Collection Access at Cannon Hill after each loan.
So, check out the Kits for Loan page and see what excites you. The kits, as ever, are extremely popular, especially around holiday time, so if you have a kit in mind for a specific date, get your reservation on early!
For any queries or issues with the kits, please continue to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone State Library on 1800 017 114.