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

Professional Development opportunity in Gladstone Regional Council

State Library professional development session

Want to learn more about how to engage library users; advocate for your library; and learn to interpret and use data in meaningful ways? Gladstone Regional Council in partnership with the State Library of Queensland (State Library) is hosting Engaging your community with deeply local approaches professional development (PD) on Wednesday 21 November from 9am-3pm. Content … 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

IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Releases Statement on Copyright Literacy

In order to explain the concept of copyright literacy, its importance within the broader work of libraries and to make recommendations to key stakeholders, IFLA has published a statement on copyright education and copyright literacy. To be copyright literate is to have sufficient copyright knowledge to be able to take well informed decisions on how … Read more

Copyright Reform: New IFLA guide explains reforms towards fairer access for people with print disabilities

From the annual conference of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) The Marrakesh Treaty has already had a major impact on copyright legislation, removing legal barriers to making and sharing copies of books in accessible formats. But to ensure that people with print disabilities benefit from genuinely equal access, implementation is key. A new IFLA … Read more

Check out Marsden Library’s Sensory Space!

Logan Sensory Space

Logan City Council Libraries’ Sensory Space is a hands-on environment for families and children of all abilities to explore and learn together through play via technology, sight, sound, touch and movement. Developed in partnership with sector and industry specialists, the space is in the children’s area of the Marsden Library and built with funding from … Read more

Exceptional Australian writers revealed as Queensland Literary Awards finalists

Queensland Literary Awards 2018 shortlist revealed

The Queensland Literary Awards recognise the literary achievements of published Queensland and Australian authors and celebrate and promote contemporary Australian books and writing. Awards are presented in categories for published works and include development awards and prizes for young and emerging writers and unpublished manuscripts. Above: Some of the books nominated for the 2018 Queensland … Read more