Monthly Archives: June 2019 Back

Limited time to order reports from Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission)

The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department is seeking to distribute reports from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) to places where they can be readily accessed by the public. Public libraries, government agencies or non-government stakeholders that can house copies of the Royal Commission reports for public use are asked … Read more

Webinar: Highlights and key ideas from the RLQ and small libraries workshop

Person presenting to a group of seated people with a large powerpoint presentation in the background.

Did you miss the Realising Our Potential – Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) and Small libraries Workshop held in Brisbane, Tuesday 30 April to Thursday 2 May 2019? Or perhaps you did attend and missed some vital information. If so, the 2019 RLQ and small libraries workshop revisit webinar is your chance to revisit what was … Read more

Top tips from the First 5 Forever Sensory Storytime webinar

Last week during the Sensory Storytime webinar we heard from three different library services on the approaches they take to program and facilitate early literacy programs that are inclusive and responsive to children and families who experience sensory challenges. These sensory challenges can include developmental delays, children that live with Autism, children with sensory processing … Read more

The Cultural Diversity Database a great place to find titles for Queensland Multicultural Month

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature The Cultural Diversity Database is funded and developed by The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc an independent not for profit organisation. The NCACL collects, preserves and shares works by Australia’s children’s book authors and illustrators. The Cultural Diversity Database offers a comprehensive list of books which … Read more

My Brisbane Trip: A rural librarian reflects on the RLQ and Small Libraries workshop

It will never cease to amaze me how quickly the years go by. Once again, I found myself boarding a flight from Townsville to Brisbane on my way to attend the State Library’s Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) and Small Libraries workshop. The three-day event provides a wealth of knowledge and I was eager to gather … Read more

Sphero SPRK+ robotics add new dimension to Maker Space at Cannonvale library

KIds and an adult playing with spheros in a library

The introduction of Sphero SPRK+ robotics have added a new and exciting dimension to Maker Space activities at Cannonvale Library and were given an enthusiastic thumbs-up by kids, parents, and staff when launched at the after-school maker session on Thursday 16 May 2019 in the lead up to Library and Information Week. The Sphero brings … Read more