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Be part of the discussion – Minya Birran: what now for Indigenous Language?

Minya Birran: What now for Indigenous languages?

Do you want to harness the goodwill and energy of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages in your Community? We invite public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff, and staff across the galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) sectors to gain hands-on skills and knowledge in the preservation, revival and transmission of Aboriginal … Read more

Explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages in your library

Even though the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Language (IYIL2019) is ending, libraries and communities can keep working together to support and champion Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. There are many ways that libraries and communities can work together to develop a profile of the languages in the community. State Library has developed a … Read more

Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council digitises 1,500 historic images

Hope Valley Aboriginal Mission Station (Muni Day), 1977

The Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, in partnership with State Library Queensland, has recently completed a Micro Grant Program allowing digitisation of nearly 1,500 historic images held by the Lutheran Church Archives in South Australia. Dating from 1897, the images commemorate the history of the Guugu Yimithirr people and the building of the Hope Vale … Read more

Bilingual signage a hit in Hope Vale!

IKC Coordinator Shirley Costello stands next to bilingual signage on Movies stand.

Have you ever wondered how bilingual signage might improve the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or other languages other than English (LOTE) community members with your library service? The Hope Vale Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) recently found out by introducing bilingual signage in Guugu Yimidhirr and English throughout their IKC. To celebrate the … Read more

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Children’s Day

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day logo

We Play, We Learn, We Belong In 2019, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day celebrates the early years and promotes the importance of early years’ education and care for our little ones. We recognise the critical role that family, community, country and culture play in their development. Children’s Day has been celebrated on … 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

ALIA report highlights how libraries are improving services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

green report cover, with ALIA logo

A new report from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) explores the breadth of services offered by national, state, territory, university and public libraries for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and shows how these libraries celebrate local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Examples include sharing traditional stories with children in storytime sessions; … Read more

Apply now for Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program 2019

Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program 2019 poster

The Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program encourages all Queenslanders to participate in National Reconciliation Week and commemorate two significant milestones in our national history—the successful 1967 Referendum and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision. National Reconciliation Week (27 May ̶ 3 June) is a national campaign that celebrates and builds on respectful relationships shared by … Read more