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Libraries surprise with creativity and sense of humour

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Online community Bored Panda has compiled a heart-warming collection of photos from everyday libraries that have spiced up their spaces with hilarious and creative twists. From clever wordplay and funny signs, to enchanting building entrances to creative ways of organising the shelves, these libraries went above and beyond to bring some extra magic to these … Read more

ALIA report highlights how libraries are improving services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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A new report from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) explores the breadth of services offered by national, state, territory, university and public libraries for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and shows how these libraries celebrate local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Examples include sharing traditional stories with children in storytime sessions; … Read more

National Geographic Virtual Library trial closes soon

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State Library of Queensland wants your opinion on National Geographic Virtual Library now being considered as a state wide eresource for State Library, Queensland Public Library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) members. Trial available until 1 March 2019 Don’t miss your opportunity to comment on this digital product which provides access to 100+ years of … Read more

Become a digital springboard delivery partner

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The Digital Springboard program is seeking partners for its initiative aimed at assisting people in learning digital skills. Libraries can apply for free on the website to become a partner. Digital Springboard is a program by Infoxchange and Google to help people learn the digital skills they need to thrive in work and life. It comes with a suite … Read more

Get up to speed with this year’s library technology trends

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Tech Soup has released their library tech predictions for 2019, which include: increasing patron interest in controlling their privacy, particularly for Facebook; how to deal with cyberbullying; graphic design trends; the state of fake news;  tips on updating your media lab and makerspace; the continued rise of the printed book, plus new tech products and … Read more

State Library research fellowships $60,000

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What’s your Queensland story? Applications are now open for five research fellowships totalling $60,000 as part of the Queensland Memory Awards. Use State Library of Queensland’s vast resources to uncover and share your stories. Researchers from all backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply.       The Queensland Memory Awards include: John Oxley Library … Read more