Monthly Archives: April 2019 Back

Inspiration from the YPLG meeting

two ladies smiling in front of a sign

Mackay Regional Council’s Lotte Sjoegren reflects on her recent visit to State Library for the Young Peoples Libraries Group (YPLG) meeting.  Having the opportunity to attend the YPLG meeting through receiving the travel bursary was fantastic. We flew down from Mackay early Thursday morning, giving us the opportunity to network with many other people working … Read more

New Multi-touch Hub brings cutting edge technology to Douglas Shire

Mossman library’s new multi-touch hub brings a wealth of cutting edge technology to library users, to explore digital and virtual worlds, engage in dynamic learning, and have fun! The project has also enabled staff to learn new software, explore new and emerging technology and share this newfound knowledge with the community. Community members are visiting … Read more

Why the long face? The story dog who became an internet sensation

white dog lying next to an open book

For the past several years a therapy greyhound named Sting has been volunteering with the “Paws to Read” program at the White Bear Lake Library in Minnesota, USA. There, he helps kids aged four to eight feel more comfortable and confident about books and reading, simply by resting alongside them as they read stories to him aloud. Recently, … Read more

Extend your reality @ Isaac

In January, immersive reality took over Isaac. By borrowing the Virtual Reality kit, from State Library Queensland, Isaac Libraries were able to facilitate workshops around Virtual and Augmented Reality (AR). The powerful Alien computer and Vive setup allow for vivid visual effects and interactions as close to reality as commercial technology can take us in … Read more

Discover Digital Magazines this May

Two people using a laptop. One person is pointed at the screen and the other is using the tracker pad.

Increase your knowledge of RBdigital Magazines and help your customers get the most out of your library’s online magazine collection – sign up for the RBdigital Magazines webinar on 23 May 2019. RBdigital Magazines provides online access to a huge range of popular magazines covering topics such as automotive, lifestyle, news, sports and travel.  The RBdigital … Read more

National #widerlocalstudies meeting and invitation

Two librarians at the launch of the First World War Patriotic collection

Queensland’s public librarians interested in developing or expanding Local Studies practice, ideas for  history talks and discussions about collections in their library are welcome to join a video-conference meeting scheduled  for  Thursday 2 May 2019, 2:00 -3.30pm. The first #widerlocalstudies collaboration consisting of Local Studies practitioners from every state and territory of Australia, including Kyla … Read more

There is still time to register for RLQ and Small Libraries Workshop 2019

Librarians in conversation at a PD workshop

Realising our potential – 2019 Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) and Small Libraries Workshop will be held at State Library of Queensland from Tuesday 30 April to Thursday 2 May 2019, with an optional bus tour to two public libraries on Friday 3 May 2019. The workshop is designed for RLQ libraries and small branch libraries … Read more