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Online Toolkit for Indigenous Spaces in Library Places

The State Library of NSW has developed an online toolkit which provides guidance to support a vibrant public library network inclusive of Indigenous peoples and communities in NSW. The toolkit contains helpful tips, guidelines and templates that can be downloaded from the website here. The seven key Strategy Objectives of the toolkit focus on the topics … Read more

Grants for international travel – apply now

Expressions of interest are sought for the Darling Travel Grants for International Travel which aims to provide travel opportunities for staff from Australian public visual arts institutions, including libraries. A number of grants of up to $13,200 (inc. GST) are available to cover travel and living expenses for a focused trip which benefits both the individual … Read more

Local Studies focus

Local History Services Lead Clinton Johnston introduces Joan Kelly, Moreton Bay Regional Council Museums Network Coordinator to the group, November 2017. Photo by Anne Scheu, State Library of Queensland.

Did you know the Queensland Local Studies Group meets several times a year to discuss and share information about best practice and specific aspects relating to local studies collections in order to preserve Queensland’s documentary heritage? The meetings are dispersed throughout the South East local government regions and encourage the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums … Read more

ALIA National Library & Information Technician Symposium 2017

The ALIA National Library & Information Technician Symposium was held at the Australian Catholic University North Sydney from Wednesday 27 September 2017 to Friday 29 September 2017. Library technicians came from around Australia to meet in Sydney. The theme was Bridge the Gap. The symposium provided an opportunity for library technicians to meet in the … Read more

FREE online coding classes for librarians and teachers

Are you looking at ways to integrate Digital Technologies into programing? Learn how to incorporate coding into activities with this four part webinar series. Create an animation with Scratch Jr, explore computational thinking with Prep to year 2 students Create a Geography Quiz with Scratch, explore branching (decision making) with year 3-4 students Create a … Read more

Open + Libraries: sharing the key to the library with the community

DOKK1 Aarhus, ©Villy Fink Isaksen, Wikimedia Commons, License cc-by-sa-4.0

As an ultimate Library Tourist and Professional Development experience this year I joined the Great Public Library Tour of Germany and Denmark after attending the 2017 World Library and Information Congress held in Poland.  It was a deep learning experience as I toured libraries with 15 other library professionals from Australia and New Zealand.  One … Read more