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

Bursaries and volunteer opportunities at NLS8

NLS8 is the New Librarians’ Symposium and it’s a low-cost, high-value inclusive and dynamic 3 day event of keynotes, workshops, panels and speakers geared towards students and new library and information sector professionals. NLS brings together the future leaders of the Australian LIS industry to learn, discuss and influence the future of libraries and cultural institutions … Read more

Library Lovers’ Day!

Library Lovers' Day poster

February 14 isn’t only Valentine’s Day, it’s Library Lovers’ Day! Join libraries across Australia in promoting the love of reading and libraries. The initiative, coordinated by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), aims to raise the profile of the services offered by Australian public libraries. Activity ideas The ALIA website has some great promotion ideas … Read more

Let’s get our regions on Wikipedia

SLQ training

Jacinta Sutton from State Library’s Discovery Services team recently sat down with Wikipedian Kerry Raymond to talk about her work with Wikipedia and their #1lib1ref campaign. First things first, what’s a Wikipedian? “Anyone who edits a Wikipedia article is a Wikipedian”, says Kerry. By that standard, Kerry is a Wikipedian extraordinaire. A retired computer science … Read more