Reconciliation ideas

Colouring Book

Celebrations and acknowledgements for National Reconciliation Week (NRW) abound in public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres this week as we mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: the 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision. Read on to find out what’s happening across the state, and for more ideas and activities to continue reconciliation in … Read more

A picture is worth… a million lines of data

Data Visualisation presents data in a pictorial form

State Library of Queensland has commissioned the development of a prototype Data Visualisation Tool which incorporates data from the Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletins from 2011-2016. Data visualization is the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format which enables you to see information presented visually, so you can more clearly understand patterns or … Read more

State Library of Queensland staff profile: Jenny Cossins

Jenny Cossins

I’m Jenny Cossins, a librarian and selector of public library collections managed by Public Library Development at Cannon Hill. I select resources for the 69 Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) libraries, and resources for loan to Queensland independent libraries. I purchase fiction and non-fiction for adult and young people as well as audio books, DVDs, picture … Read more

Get in now – Community Heritage Grants close May 8

Heritage grants

It’s time to focus on that preservation project that you haven’t had the time or funds to get moving.   Up to $15,000 is available to libraries and other organisations to help with the assessment, preservation and conservation of nationally significant collections. There’s even an opportunity to upskill with training workshops supported as part of … Read more

Indigenous Languages Research Workshop in Aurukun

RNLD training workshop

State Library of Queensland and The PAMA Language Centre are co-hosting an Indigenous Languages Research Workshop in Aurukun from 21 – 23rd March 2017 at the Wik Mungkan Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC).  This workshop will be in partnership with the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) to offer participants an innovative training experience. The workshop … Read more

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant – closing 5pm Friday 31 March

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant

Grants of up to $25,000 per project are available for public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres to deliver strategic initiatives that creatively meet the needs of your local community. The grant focuses on the themes outlined in The Next Horizon: Vision 2017 for Public Libraries (Creative community spaces; Connectors – physical and virtual; Technology trendsetters; Incubators … Read more