Category Archives: Extending Our Reach Back

5 minutes with Kate from Noosa Library Service

Librarian holding megaphone and sign stating 'I don't do ssshhh! (I'm louder than the cutomers )'

Kate Landsey is a librarian at Noosa Library Service and co- manages the nooslibraryservice Instagram account. Kate presented Vision in Action: Using Social Media at Realising our potential – 2019 Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) and small libraries workshop at State Library of Queensland, on Tuesday 30 April 2019. Above: Kate Landsey. Image from @noosalibraryservice (Instagram) … Read more

National Reconciliation Week 2019 and Kanopy

National Reconciliation Week 2019 (NRW2019) is just around the corner. So, what are you planning to do during NRW2019 at your library? State Library of Queensland (State Library) provides access to the on-demand streaming service Kanopy through all public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC) throughout Queensland, as well as through State Library membership. Libraries … Read more

Somerset library mural supports local arts and culture

An art mural on an old brick façade at Somerset Regional Council’s Lowood Customer Service Centre and Library has been brought to life with a mural that centres around the region’s rural surroundings, in particular, Twin Bridges and the Brisbane River. The project was initiated by Somerset Regional Council and funded through the State Government’s … Read more

Inspiration from the YPLG meeting

two ladies smiling in front of a sign

Mackay Regional Council’s Lotte Sjoegren reflects on her recent visit to State Library for the Young Peoples Libraries Group (YPLG) meeting.  Having the opportunity to attend the YPLG meeting through receiving the travel bursary was fantastic. We flew down from Mackay early Thursday morning, giving us the opportunity to network with many other people working … Read more

New Multi-touch Hub brings cutting edge technology to Douglas Shire

Mossman library’s new multi-touch hub brings a wealth of cutting edge technology to library users, to explore digital and virtual worlds, engage in dynamic learning, and have fun! The project has also enabled staff to learn new software, explore new and emerging technology and share this newfound knowledge with the community. Community members are visiting … Read more

National #widerlocalstudies meeting and invitation

Two librarians at the launch of the First World War Patriotic collection

Queensland’s public librarians interested in developing or expanding Local Studies practice, ideas for  history talks and discussions about collections in their library are welcome to join a video-conference meeting scheduled  for  Thursday 2 May 2019, 2:00 -3.30pm. The first #widerlocalstudies collaboration consisting of Local Studies practitioners from every state and territory of Australia, including Kyla … Read more