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Interested in adult literacy?

: From Bush to Beach: Joint QATESOL-QCAL Regional Conference

A mini-conference in Mackay in August will showcase over twenty literacy and numeracy practitioners and their experiences on topics including migrant settlement programs, complex language ecologies, using short films in ESL classrooms, social media for informal professional development, and the benefit of arts based learning for EAL/D students to develop vocabulary, generate ideas and improve their oracy … Read more

The Library Pros: a Librarian and Information Technology Pro talking libraries, library tech and everything in between!

Library Pros

Podcasts can be described as free magazine subscriptions for your ears. After subscribing, you are delivered all the latest issues to your phone, tablet or pc automatically. Listening to library focused podcasts is a great way to learn about what’s going on in libraries around the world, making them a useful professional development tool. It’s … Read more

National Simultaneous Storytime, 24 May 2017

Celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime 2017 with SLQ

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is fast approaching and the Literacy and Young Peoples Service are getting excited! Held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), each year a picture book written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is simultaneously read in libraries, child-care centres, pre-schools, schools, bookstores, homes and many other … Read more

A picture is worth… a million lines of data

Data Visualisation presents data in a pictorial form

State Library of Queensland has commissioned the development of a prototype Data Visualisation Tool which incorporates data from the Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletins from 2011-2016. Data visualization is the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format which enables you to see information presented visually, so you can more clearly understand patterns or … Read more

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant – closing 5pm Friday 31 March

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant

Grants of up to $25,000 per project are available for public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres to deliver strategic initiatives that creatively meet the needs of your local community. The grant focuses on the themes outlined in The Next Horizon: Vision 2017 for Public Libraries (Creative community spaces; Connectors – physical and virtual; Technology trendsetters; Incubators … Read more

Bursaries and volunteer opportunities at NLS8

NLS8 is the New Librarians’ Symposium and it’s a low-cost, high-value inclusive and dynamic 3 day event of keynotes, workshops, panels and speakers geared towards students and new library and information sector professionals. NLS brings together the future leaders of the Australian LIS industry to learn, discuss and influence the future of libraries and cultural institutions … Read more