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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

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

Small and medium business opportunity to promote through your library

Digital Scorecard

Many libraries are supporting their local small and medium businesses.  You can promote the Digital Scorecard and Digital Business Workshops by displaying a flyer in your library and also via any promotional channels and networks. All organisations need to take advantage of the latest technologies and services to prepare and thrive in a Digital Economy. … 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

Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grant program NOW OPEN

The Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program is now open. This grants program will provide $1 million per annum for three years from 2017-18 to seed fund community projects that involve partnerships between local government, community and not-for-profit organisations, research organisations and the private sector to co-develop, implement and promote innovate age-friendly projects. This … Read more

Expression of Interest: 2018 Indigenous Languages Residency

Indigenous Languages residents

State Library of Queensland (State Library) is hosting an Indigenous Languages Residency at the State Library in Brisbane from 18-22 June 2018. The Indigenous Languages Residency is valued up to $5,000 to cover travel and accommodation costs associated with the Residency. The successful applicant(s) will utilise State Library’s collections to undertake an intensive research activity … Read more

Braille House writing competition for visually impaired

Reading Braille

The Queensland Braille Writing Association (Braille House) writing competition for legally blind, low and no vision writers.is now open. The (Braille House) Dickinson Memorial Literary Competition 2018 theme is Imagine. Entry is restricted to vision impaired Australian residents and entries must be accompanied by an official, completed and signed form. Submissions can be a short … Read more