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2017 QPLA Conference: three great opportunities available

Registrations are now open for the 2017 QPLA Conference:  libraries colour my life. The Local Government Authority Award recognises the Queensland Local Government Authority that most demonstrates outstanding community service through delivery of an individual program or service. The Award winner will receive $1,000 for their Library service. Applications close 1 September 2017.  The winner will … Read more

Keeping up-to-date

In the Libraries

Do you like to be in the know with what other Australian public libraries are doing? Subscribe to the NSW public libraries update (which is like PLConnect) In the Libraries e-newsletter. Sent by email four times a year, the e-newsletter features short articles and photos, giving an up-to-date snapshot of what’s happening in NSW public … Read more

It’s time to review some library standards!

Library standards

Standards and guidelines are designed to assist Queensland public library staff and local governments in the planning and development of their library services. State Library of Queensland will shortly begin a rolling review of the standards and guidelines in consultation with public libraries which will continue on an annual basis. State Library plans on reviewing … Read more

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