Category Archives: Extending Our Reach Back

Two languages added to the Languages Other Than English collection

Person standing beside library book shelving and holding up two books from the Nepali collection.

Telugu and Nepali are two languages recently added to the State Library of Queensland Languages Other Than English (LOTE) collection. LOTE is available for loan to all Queensland public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres. Telugu is an Indian language ranked fourth among languages of India with 6.93 percent of speakers reported at the 2011 census … Read more

Library provides Mackay youngsters with digital literacy boost

Mother and child playing with a tablet device.

Mackay Regional Council Libraries introduced ten preloaded Launchpad tablets to children, parents and caregivers in the March-April school holidays, and as part of Library and Information Week in May. The devices were funded through a State Library of Queensland Realising Our Potential Micro Grant, and aim to introduce ‘educational apps on laps’ to children. The … Read more

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Kanopy

strip of film poster art

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Kanopy the on-demand streaming service has hundreds of Indigenous films and documentaries perfect for screening in NAIDOC Week (7-14 July). Access to Kanopy is available for all Queensland Indigenous Knowledge Centres, public … Read more

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