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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

Last chance to register for the full two-day Heritage leaders workshop

QANZAC Poster depicting soldiers pausing

Thursday 30 May and Friday 31 May 2019, 9am – 5pm (Book online). Engage with your peers and build your professional practice as you learn from and network with leading local, national and international historians, creative thinkers and heritage professionals. Highlights from this year’s program include a keynote address from Jenny Waldman CBE, Director of … 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

Inspiration from the YPLG meeting

two ladies smiling in front of a sign

Mackay Regional Council’s Lotte Sjoegren reflects on her recent visit to State Library for the Young Peoples Libraries Group (YPLG) meeting.  Having the opportunity to attend the YPLG meeting through receiving the travel bursary was fantastic. We flew down from Mackay early Thursday morning, giving us the opportunity to network with many other people working … Read more

Discover Digital Magazines this May

Two people using a laptop. One person is pointed at the screen and the other is using the tracker pad.

Increase your knowledge of RBdigital Magazines and help your customers get the most out of your library’s online magazine collection – sign up for the RBdigital Magazines webinar on 23 May 2019. RBdigital Magazines provides online access to a huge range of popular magazines covering topics such as automotive, lifestyle, news, sports and travel.  The RBdigital … Read more

National #widerlocalstudies meeting and invitation

Two librarians at the launch of the First World War Patriotic collection

Queensland’s public librarians interested in developing or expanding Local Studies practice, ideas for  history talks and discussions about collections in their library are welcome to join a video-conference meeting scheduled  for  Thursday 2 May 2019, 2:00 -3.30pm. The first #widerlocalstudies collaboration consisting of Local Studies practitioners from every state and territory of Australia, including Kyla … Read more

There is still time to register for RLQ and Small Libraries Workshop 2019

Librarians in conversation at a PD workshop

Realising our potential – 2019 Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) and Small Libraries Workshop will be held at State Library of Queensland from Tuesday 30 April to Thursday 2 May 2019, with an optional bus tour to two public libraries on Friday 3 May 2019. The workshop is designed for RLQ libraries and small branch libraries … Read more