Yearly Archives: 2019 Back

Queensland leaders realise the potential of library services in their community

Library Orientation PD attendees and facilitators

Fourteen Community and Cultural Services Leaders from around Queensland attended Library Orientation professional development (PD) at State Library of Queensland last month. State Library supports Queensland’s network of public libraries to realise the Vision with a range of services and initiatives, including providing PD opportunities. This PD opportunity was tailored to Community and Cultural Services … Read more

Be the Facilitator You Were Born to Be

Children's books displayed upright on a table

On 24 May 2019, North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) library staff, Amanda Marchant, Simone King, Jan McCarrol and Tanaya Hagan attended the Libraries, Literacy and Littles Ones Workshop at State Library of Queensland. We came away from the day with information, ideas and inspiration overload; it was all amazing. The workshop helped boost our confidence … Read more

Roald Dahl sparks the imaginations of young and old

Two adults and one child sticking out their tongues.

The Rockhampton River Festival is the premier winter event in regional Queensland, attracting thousands of people from across the state and beyond to the Rockhampton Region. The three-day festival held every July sees different council departments unite to entertain festival-goers. This year Rockhampton Regional Libraries were asked to take part officially for the first time, … Read more

Opportunity to host a Be Connected digital mentor train-the-trainer workshop

Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians. State Library will deliver eight Be Connected digital mentor train-the-trainer workshops across the State between October 2019 to June 2020, and we are asking Queensland public library services to express their interest in hosting a workshop. … Read more

$894,996 in grants for Queensland public libraries

Young boy reading a picture book

Projects that create inclusive spaces for people with disabilities, capture cultural capital or support new parents are some of the exciting Queensland public library initiatives to benefit from nearly $894,996 in State Government grants, administered by State Library of Queensland. Strategic Priorities Grants $395,164 has been awarded through State Library’s Public Library Strategic Priorities Grants, … Read more