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

STEAMing into the future

ALIA STEAM agenda

Public libraries have long been supporting the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) agenda in interesting and innovative ways. Now, the ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance has created an advocacy document to show everyone just what can be achieved through local government investment and library staff skills and creativity. How Public Libraries Contribute to … Read more

The Robots are Coming!

Rockhampton student interacting with a NAO robot

Empowering library staff to deliver STEM programming and build digital literacy skills for all Queenslanders is a key objective of State Library’s regional outreach services.  As a presenter at the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation’s Digital Skills for All Queenslanders tour, SLQ is providing hands-on robotics workshops for five key communities across regional … Read more

National Simultaneous Storytime, 24 May 2017

Celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime 2017 with SLQ

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is fast approaching and the Literacy and Young Peoples Service are getting excited! Held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), each year a picture book written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is simultaneously read in libraries, child-care centres, pre-schools, schools, bookstores, homes and many other … 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