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Local Studies – unlocking Queensland

Black and white photograph of unpaved street with wooden houses on each side and a person on a horse

You are invited to the September 2019 Queensland Local Studies Group meeting hosted by Queensland State Archives (QSA) – 435 Compton Rd, Runcorn, Brisbane, Thurs 5 September 10:00am – 3:00pm. For information on how to get there access the travel options provided on the QSA website. Apologies / RSVP’s can be emailed to Cynthia CochraneCynthia.Cochrane@archives.qld.gov.au … Read more

Build your capability with a Fun Palace work placement at State Library

Two people in white lab coast behind a row of blenders

State Library of Queensland would like to offer an exciting opportunity to four public library or Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff from across Queensland to participate in a professional development event from Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 October 2019 at the State Library of Queensland. State Library’s Fun Palace will take place in State Library … Read more

Advances in preserving visual history in the Banana Shire

Ruth, Di and Jo with scanner box

Banana Shire Council Libraries received a $1,700 Realising Our Potential Micro Grant to fund the purchase of two Epson Perfection V800 Photo Scanners to enable digitisation of visual media (photos, film, slides and negatives). The equipment will assist in the preservation of historical images and help keep a public record appropriate for historical societies, sporting … Read more

Hone your advocacy skills at QPLA 2019

The Queensland Public Libraries Association (QPLA) is delighted to announce that Mackay Regional Council Libraries will host the 2019 QPLA Conference at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) from 11-13 September 2019. The 2019 draft program, Metamorphosis: Overcoming challenges and exploring possibilities! features keynotes, masterclasses, lightning talks, local cultural tours and a variety of … Read more

Imaginations sprk’d during Sphero makerspace session

Child using an iPad to roll Sphero robot around Library floor

Innovative tiny tech toys were a hit at the Proserpine Library with the introduction of a Sphero SPRK + workshop at one of their regular Saturday Maker Space sessions. Whitsunday Regional Libraries was given the opportunity to purchase these fun robotic balls through financial assistance received from the Queensland Government via State Library of Queensland’s … Read more