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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

My Brisbane Trip: A rural librarian reflects on the RLQ and Small Libraries workshop

It will never cease to amaze me how quickly the years go by. Once again, I found myself boarding a flight from Townsville to Brisbane on my way to attend the State Library’s Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) and Small Libraries workshop. The three-day event provides a wealth of knowledge and I was eager to gather … Read more

Sphero SPRK+ robotics add new dimension to Maker Space at Cannonvale library

KIds and an adult playing with spheros in a library

The introduction of Sphero SPRK+ robotics have added a new and exciting dimension to Maker Space activities at Cannonvale Library and were given an enthusiastic thumbs-up by kids, parents, and staff when launched at the after-school maker session on Thursday 16 May 2019 in the lead up to Library and Information Week. The Sphero brings … 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

Celebrations, Connections and Collaboration

Attendees at the YPLG meeting

The Young People’s Libraries Group meeting (YPLG) was a time for celebrating, connecting and collaborating with my colleagues from around the state. It is an infrequent opportunity to participate in face-to-face conversations and network with like-minded colleagues and I appreciated that my participation was made possible through the bursary provided by State Library of Queensland. … 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