Host a volunteer fair at your library

Are you looking for new ways to attract members of your community into your library? Consider hosting a Volunteer Fair. The model of a volunteer fair is straightforward: prospective volunteers and non-profit organisations in need of volunteers come together. All your library needs is space, tables, and chairs. Benefits for your library include developing closer … Read more

New reports into libraries as physical spaces and the digital economy within everyone’s reach

Changing Landscape™ Report: the intrinsic value of libraries as public spaces

Did you know that nearly 90 percent of Australia’s library users think online library services are important, but only 61 percent are satisfied with the online experience they are receiving from libraries. That compares with 85 percent of the users who are happy with the physical experience of a library. The finding comes in a … Read more

Celebrating a Queensland for All Ages – 18-26 August

Celebrating a Queensland for all ages August 18-26

Applications for Queensland Seniors Week subsidies are now open – why not apply for some funding to help celebrate seniors in your library? Queensland Seniors Week provides opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation, and enhance community connections. This year celebrations continue for A Queensland for All Ages … Read more

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant – Closing 5pm Thursday 29 March 2018

Strategic Priorities Grant

Grants of up to $30,000 per project are available for public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres to deliver strategic initiatives that creatively meet the needs of their 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; … Read more

Host an author at your library

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Hachette Australia is offering exciting events and exclusive content for libraries, Indigenous Knowledge Centres and regional audiences. This could be a book club event via Skype where an author joins you to do a short reading from their new book after which you can hold a Q&A. For more information please contact: Lydia Tasker – Senior Publicist, … Read more

‘Find yourself in a library’ this Library and Information Week

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Library and Information Week will be held 21-27 May 2018 with the theme ‘Find yourself in a library’. This theme is designed to give all libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres the opportunity to promote themselves to their community. Each year Library and Information Week raises the profile of libraries in Australia. It gives you the opportunity to … Read more