National Reconciliation Week 2019 and Kanopy

National Reconciliation Week 2019 (NRW2019) is just around the corner. So, what are you planning to do during NRW2019 at your library? State Library of Queensland (State Library) provides access to the on-demand streaming service Kanopy through all public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC) throughout Queensland, as well as through State Library membership. Libraries … Read more

ALIA report highlights how libraries are improving services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

green report cover, with ALIA logo

A new report from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) explores the breadth of services offered by national, state, territory, university and public libraries for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and shows how these libraries celebrate local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Examples include sharing traditional stories with children in storytime sessions; … Read more

Apply now for Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program 2019

Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program 2019 poster

The Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program encourages all Queenslanders to participate in National Reconciliation Week and commemorate two significant milestones in our national history—the successful 1967 Referendum and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision. National Reconciliation Week (27 May ̶ 3 June) is a national campaign that celebrates and builds on respectful relationships shared by … Read more

The Vision in practice

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The objectives and enablers of Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries (the Vision) are evident in practice across Queensland’s network of public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs). Events such as Western Downs Libraries’ Language to Literacy Conference and Rockhampton Regional Library’s CapriCon Steampunk and Pop Culture Convention are establishing leadership and … Read more

Vision artwork now available

Realising our potential

To support your work with Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries (the Vision), artwork of the Vision objectives, enablers and imagery is now available. The Vision objectives and enablers are designed to be aspirational but also attainable for all public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) services. Your library or IKC service … Read more

Fun Palace at The Edge: unique professional development opportunity, 3-7 October 2018

Fun Palace work placement − State Library of Queensland

Help promote libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC) as the natural home for budding artists and scientists. The 2018 Fun Palace at State Library of Queensland (State Library) is being delivered at The Edge on the 6 October from 10am-3pm and we want to offer a unique professional development (PD) opportunity to four public library … Read more

Share your good news stories

Kids Sing-Along

Social media is awash with examples of the ways Queensland’s network of public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) is providing access to learning, supporting community-led initiatives, sharing the love for libraries and more. A scan of Facebook in the past few weeks reveals a new Storytime for Banana Shire’s Theodore Library, mindfulness sessions in … Read more

Share our new Vision

Geoff Strempel

Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries (the Vision) is an exciting way forward for Queensland public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre staff. Developed in consultation with library managers and staff, as well as representatives from key government and library associations, the Vision conveys libraries’ role in a network that strives to realise … Read more