Monthly Archives: March 2019 Back

Library and Information Week resources now available

Library & Information Week 20-26 May 2019

Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and showcase the many and varied resources and services that libraries provide to the community. The event is organised by the Australian Library and Information Association to promote the value of reading and literacy, the importance of Australia’s … Read more

IFLA 10 Minute Library Advocate

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Library Policy and Advocacy Blog,  is an informal forum for sharing ideas about key policy and advocacy challenges, as well as opportunities for libraries around the world. It can be searched via a variety of tags covering topics including advocacy, policy, copyright, digital preservation, sustainable development and … Read more

Moreton Bay Regional Libraries building digital inclusion and literacy

Plextalk DAISY Player

Increasing access to collections and building digital inclusion and literacy in our communities, as well as attracting new and diverse audiences, is a priority focus for Moreton Bay Region Libraries. We recently received a Micro Grant from State Library of Queensland to purchase a new suite of Plextalk DAISY Players. The Plextalk can read aloud … Read more

Dive into Open Data – Statistics from public libraries

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Are you interested in library trends over time? Dive into the last eight years of Queensland public libraries statistics, now available as open data on the Queensland Government Data Portal. Take advantage of the breadth of data over time to highlight achievements, identify patterns and compare services with other public libraries. Analyse the changing size … Read more

Plantation Voices: Contemporary Conversations with Australian South Sea Islanders

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Plantation Voices is one of the latest exhibitions at State Library of Queensland and is a portal to Australian South Sea Islander culture and history in Queensland. Over time State Library has cultivated resources and collections telling the story of Australian South Sea Islanders and celebrating their contributions to contemporary Queensland. This is a free … Read more

Upcoming webinar – Explore Eresources

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Eresources complement physical collections and cater for customers who may be unable to visit the library in person. The Explore Eresources webinar on Thursday 21 March aims to provide information and activities to assist library staff understand the eresources available online anytime. Participants will gain confidence in how to promote eresources and support their customers’ … Read more

Highlights from the Statistical Bulletin 2017-18

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Each year the State Library of Queensland coordinates the collection of statistical data from Queensland public libraries and compiles the data into the Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin. Some of the highlights from the 2017-18 data include: Almost 1.8 million people attended 83,000 programs and events hosted by Queensland public libraries, an annual increase of … Read more