Why not sign up for free library-branded online driver education program?

Students using PCS at the library

State Library of Queensland (State Library) has signed up for a free online library-branded driver education program and your library or Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) can too. Aussie-Driver.com  is an education resource used by over 100 public and academic libraries in Australia (18 in Queensland). The website includes unlimited online access to the Driver’s Handbooks … Read more

NSS at the Injune Library

National Simultaneous Story Time with the Injune Kindergarten

The Injune Library (Maranoa Regional Council) participated in the ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, school, pre-schools, childcare centres, homes, workshops and many places around the country to encourage more young Australians … Read more

Wikipedia + Libraries: it’s a wrap

Wikimedia Finland

The OCLC Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together ran from December 2016 through May 2018. OCLC stands for Online Computer Library Center and is “dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing information costs” Wikipedia. The focus of the project was strengthening ties between US public libraries and English-language Wikipedia. … Read more

Educational technology: education outreach programs (Part 3)

Emily delivering coding session at a school

In this three part blog series ‘Educational Technology’, Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion, Emily de la Pena answers her question, ‘If I had $2000 to spend on educational technology, what would I buy to get the most out of it?’ Emily has been visiting regional libraries around Queensland delivering coding and robotics training to library … Read more

Educational technology: explore the landscape (Part 1)

Educational technology

In this three part blog series ‘Educational Technology’, Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion, Emily de la Pena answers her question, ‘If I had $2000 to spend on educational technology, what would I buy to get the most out of it?’ Emily has been visiting regional libraries around Queensland delivering coding and robotics training to library … Read more

National Reconciliation Week: Activities for your library

National Reconciliation Week 2018

National Reconciliation Week is 27 May – 3 June andReconciliation Australia invites all “Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation”. This year’s theme Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow encourages Australians to ask themselves what they … Read more

Calling all Australian public library staff!

Professional Development conference

Participate in an online survey that seeks to explore and understand the professional development experiences and needs of public library staff. The online survey is estimated to take 20 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely anonymous and confidential. You will be asked to reflect upon your professional development experiences, including your capacity and motivations … Read more