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Queensland leaders realise the potential of library services in their community

Library Orientation PD attendees and facilitators

Fourteen Community and Cultural Services Leaders from around Queensland attended Library Orientation professional development (PD) at State Library of Queensland last month. State Library supports Queensland’s network of public libraries to realise the Vision with a range of services and initiatives, including providing PD opportunities. This PD opportunity was tailored to Community and Cultural Services … Read more

Be the Facilitator You Were Born to Be

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On 24 May 2019, North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) library staff, Amanda Marchant, Simone King, Jan McCarrol and Tanaya Hagan attended the Libraries, Literacy and Littles Ones Workshop at State Library of Queensland. We came away from the day with information, ideas and inspiration overload; it was all amazing. The workshop helped boost our confidence … Read more

Early Literacy in Action – Register Now!

First 5 Forever Webinar, Thursday 29th August, 1-2pm Registrations are still open for the next First 5 Forever webinar: Early Literacy in Action – using play-based resources to support talking, reading, singing and playing. This webinar will support the first element of the First 5 Forever Community Literacy Project:  Libraries as play-based spaces.  Communication has … Read more

widerlocalstudies update

Black and white photograph of a town with the words Tin town: researching Dubbo's lost shanty town Local studies online meeting by Simone Taylor 2 May 2019

Widerlocalstudies is a collaboration between public, state, and territory libraries involved in leading and facilitating local studies in their communities and in regions across Australia. Queensland’s public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre staff are welcome to join the widerlocalstudies list. To join, email widerlocalstudies-subscribe@libraries.nsw.gov.au your name, library / location and you will be added to … Read more

Extend the reach of your library with eresources for young people

girl looking at an iPad

Join us on Friday 23rd August, 1-2pm to explore online resources to engage young library members such as storytelling, ebooks and eaudiobooks. We will explore BorrowBox and OverDrive ebooks and eaudiobooks along with the Story Box Library storytelling resource to build your confidence promoting these resources and their benefits to young people and their carers. … 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