Monthly Archives: October 2019 Back

Contribute to the NextGen Leadership Scorecard

What’s the future of library leadership in Australia? Does your library have a plan to ensure staff have the skills and opportunities to be the next generation of library leaders? Robert Knight OAM, President of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), has taken leadership as the theme for his presidential year. ALIA is investigating … Read more

Engage young library members with multimedia

Young person using an iPad

Join us on Thursday 24 October 1-1.45pm to explore online resources that engage young library members with multimedia and develop literacies. Resources and apps available to all public libraries in Queensland will be presented, including Animalia, Kanopy and National Geographic Kids. Build your confidence promoting these resources and their benefits to young people and their … Read more

Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council digitises 1,500 historic images

Hope Valley Aboriginal Mission Station (Muni Day), 1977

The Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, in partnership with State Library Queensland, has recently completed a Micro Grant Program allowing digitisation of nearly 1,500 historic images held by the Lutheran Church Archives in South Australia. Dating from 1897, the images commemorate the history of the Guugu Yimithirr people and the building of the Hope Vale … Read more

Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2019

Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey book cover

Winners Announced 1 November 2019 The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards promote children’s books as literacy tools and raise awareness of the role speech pathologists play helping children develop language and literacy skills. The awards honour quality Australian children’s literature and encourage a love of reading. Literacy Literacy is based on good … Read more

National Children’s Week Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 October 2019

Child laughing and running under a water sprinkler

Children’s Week™ is a national celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship. In Australia it is held around Universal Children’s Day which is the fourth Wednesday of October. Universal Children’s Day calls society to a greater response to the plight of children around the world and to consider conditions in Australia which affect the lives … Read more

Booker Prize has two winners

Close up of woman in a white hat

The annual Booker Prize for English language fiction is among the world’s most prestigious literary awards. This year, judges awarded the prize to two authors, Bernardine Evaristo’s eighth book of fiction Girl, Woman, Other and Margaret Atwood for The Testaments. Evaristo is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London. Girl, Woman, Other is described … Read more

Two new First 5 Forever grant rounds now open

Woman holding a baby in a library.

Applications close 19 November 2019 First 5 Forever Project Grant 2019-20 Funding totalling $500,000 is available to Queensland public libraries and IKCs to apply for grants of between $5,000 up to $30,000 to deliver innovative projects that: a) support stronger language and early literacy environments for children aged 0-5 delivered by public libraries and Indigenous … Read more