Sarah-Jane spends three days at State Library of Queensland

Sarah-Jane from Goondiwindi Library outside the Lifestyle Exhibition on her visit to State Library of Queensland.

On a recent visit to Brisbane, Sarah-Jane Morris from Goondiwindi Regional Council Library Service met with State Library of Queensland staff to learn more about Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) and managing her library. Sarah-Jane is newly employed in public libraries but has 5 years’ experience in the educational library sector. Sarah-Jane is passionate in creatively … Read more

North Burnett Regional Council champions a future focused workforce

Library staff work on iPads at a professional development workshop

Want to learn practical skills for better customer service? Why not attend Future focused workforce: Rural Libraries Queensland professional development (PD) in North Burnett Regional Council? North Burnett Regional Council is hosting PD in partnership with State Library of Queensland (State Library) on Thursday 29 November 2018. This one-day workshop will engage public library staff … Read more

Fun with STEM tech and library core functions at Diamantina Shire Council

Diamantina Shire Council is hosting a three-day professional development (PD) event at Birdsville Library from Tuesday 20 November to Thursday 22 November 2018. During this three-day PD, attendees will explore the fundamentals of day-to-day management of a library branch within the Regional Libraries Queensland (RLQ) network including library collections, circulation, the Aurora library management system … Read more

New Tourist Card locations printable guide

Tourist Reading by Bethany Laird on Unsplash

The Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) Tourist Membership card is available for interstate and international travellers in rural Queensland.  This service is provided by State Library of Queensland and local government. Tourist Card membership gives travellers access to books, DVDs, audiobooks and eresources whilst on the road. Tourist Card members can only borrow and return items … Read more

The Vision in practice

BCC future ready 2

The objectives and enablers of Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries (the Vision) are evident in practice across Queensland’s network of public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs). Events such as Western Downs Libraries’ Language to Literacy Conference and Rockhampton Regional Library’s CapriCon Steampunk and Pop Culture Convention are establishing leadership and … Read more

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

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

Grant opportunity in celebration of National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week is a national campaign with the aim of celebrating respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. ‘Don’t Keep History a Mystery’ is the theme for 2018, which gives all Australians the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on our shared history. It is in this spirit of celebration … Read more