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2017 QPLA Conference: three great opportunities available

Registrations are now open for the 2017 QPLA Conference:  libraries colour my life. The Local Government Authority Award recognises the Queensland Local Government Authority that most demonstrates outstanding community service through delivery of an individual program or service. The Award winner will receive $1,000 for their Library service. Applications close 1 September 2017.  The winner will … Read more

New language items added to SLQ collection

Librarian with ESL resources

Celebrate Queensland Multicultural Month in your library this August by raising awareness / highlighting the Languages Other Than English (LOTE)  collection from State Library of Queensland. According to the 2016 ABS Census nearly half the Australian population were born overseas or have at least one parent who was born overseas. Over 300 ancestries were separately identified in … Read more

Celebrate Book Week with High Tea in Brisbane!

High tea for book week

Teacher librarians and librarians are invited to join the team at the Department of Education and Training Reading Centre for high tea and presentations from guest speakers in celebration of this year’s Book Week– ‘Escape to Everywhere’ and celebrate the positive impact reading has on people’s everyday lives. Guest speaker Christine Bongers, former radio and … Read more

Interested in adult literacy?

: From Bush to Beach: Joint QATESOL-QCAL Regional Conference

A mini-conference in Mackay in August will showcase over twenty literacy and numeracy practitioners and their experiences on topics including migrant settlement programs, complex language ecologies, using short films in ESL classrooms, social media for informal professional development, and the benefit of arts based learning for EAL/D students to develop vocabulary, generate ideas and improve their oracy … Read more