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

Could you be an SLQ Fellow in 2018?

Annerley-Stephens History Group were the proud recipients of the John Oxley Library Community History Award in 2017. Photo by Josef Ruckli.

Applications are now open nationwide for several fellowships as part of the 2018 Queensland Memory Awards. They include the prestigious John Oxley Library Fellowship, the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship, Letty Katts Award and four Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation Fellowships. The aim of the awards and fellowships is to uncover unique … Read more

STEAMing into the future

ALIA STEAM agenda

Public libraries have long been supporting the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) agenda in interesting and innovative ways. Now, the ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance has created an advocacy document to show everyone just what can be achieved through local government investment and library staff skills and creativity. How Public Libraries Contribute to … Read more

A picture is worth… a million lines of data

Data Visualisation presents data in a pictorial form

State Library of Queensland has commissioned the development of a prototype Data Visualisation Tool which incorporates data from the Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletins from 2011-2016. Data visualization is the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format which enables you to see information presented visually, so you can more clearly understand patterns or … Read more