Category Archives: Opportunities Back

Apply for a Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grant

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Public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres are eligible to apply for a small grant to support a 2020 National Reconciliation Week event. National Reconciliation Week is a national campaign, 27 May to 3 June, celebrating and building on respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and non-Indigenous Australians. The dates commemorate … Read more

Contribute to the NextGen Leadership Scorecard

What’s the future of library leadership in Australia? Does your library have a plan to ensure staff have the skills and opportunities to be the next generation of library leaders? Robert Knight OAM, President of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), has taken leadership as the theme for his presidential year. ALIA is investigating … Read more

Early Literacy in Action: Play based resources. Order your play-based resources now!

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Orders close Friday 11 October. As part of the First 5 Forever Community Literacy Project , State Library of Queensland is making play-based resources available to all Queensland public libraries and IKCs. Libraries can select from a list of more than 200 play based resources including creative and dramatic play, sensory and developmental play, and … Read more

Advanced Queensland Engaging Science Grants now available

Libraries are encouraged to apply for the Science grants of up to $10,000 under the next round of the Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) activities and programs in your library. Aimed at providing an event or research activity involving students, parents and scientists, this is a … Read more

Opportunity to host a Be Connected digital mentor train-the-trainer workshop

Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians. State Library will deliver eight Be Connected digital mentor train-the-trainer workshops across the State between October 2019 to June 2020, and we are asking Queensland public library services to express their interest in hosting a workshop. … Read more

$894,996 in grants for Queensland public libraries

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Projects that create inclusive spaces for people with disabilities, capture cultural capital or support new parents are some of the exciting Queensland public library initiatives to benefit from nearly $894,996 in State Government grants, administered by State Library of Queensland. Strategic Priorities Grants $395,164 has been awarded through State Library’s Public Library Strategic Priorities Grants, … Read more

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

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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

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