Dive into Open Data – Statistics from public libraries

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Are you interested in library trends over time? Dive into the last eight years of Queensland public libraries statistics, now available as open data on the Queensland Government Data Portal. Take advantage of the breadth of data over time to highlight achievements, identify patterns and compare services with other public libraries. Analyse the changing size … Read more

Highlights from the Statistical Bulletin 2017-18

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Each year the State Library of Queensland coordinates the collection of statistical data from Queensland public libraries and compiles the data into the Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin. Some of the highlights from the 2017-18 data include: Almost 1.8 million people attended 83,000 programs and events hosted by Queensland public libraries, an annual increase of … Read more

ALIA report indicates 1000 new librarian jobs by 2023

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The Australian Library and Information Association’s 2018 ALIA LIS Education, Skills and Employment Trend Report indicates an increase of 400 jobs in the sector by 2023, with the number of librarians increasing by 1000 and the number of library technician and library assistant positions predicted to reduce by 300 each over the same time period. This annual … 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

High five Public Libraries!

First 5 Forever Evaluation Report

First5Forever is creating  positive change for Queensland children under 5 and their families. Findings from a report conducted by Morris Hargreaves McIntyre indicate the early success of this initiative and confirm the important role libraries play in our community and how, together, we are creating a significant legacy for Queensland families. The report highlighted key … Read more

Reference enquiry sample opens on Sunday 5 February

Reference enquiry

All Queensland public libraries need to collect reference and information enquiries as they are standard performance measures. These performance measures are incorporated into the annual Statistical Bulletin and the national public library statistical report. If you need more info on the reporting requirements, please see item 1.2.4 of the Operational Services Standard. On Sunday 5 February … Read more