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Become a digital springboard delivery partner

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The Digital Springboard program is seeking partners for its initiative aimed at assisting people in learning digital skills. Libraries can apply for free on the website to become a partner. Digital Springboard is a program by Infoxchange and Google to help people learn the digital skills they need to thrive in work and life. It comes with a suite … Read more

Get up to speed with this year’s library technology trends

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Tech Soup has released their library tech predictions for 2019, which include: increasing patron interest in controlling their privacy, particularly for Facebook; how to deal with cyberbullying; graphic design trends; the state of fake news;  tips on updating your media lab and makerspace; the continued rise of the printed book, plus new tech products and … Read more

ALIA report indicates 1000 new librarian jobs by 2023

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The Australian Library and Information Association’s 2018 ALIA LIS Education, Skills and Employment Trend Report indicates an increase of 400 jobs in the sector by 2023, with the number of librarians increasing by 1000 and the number of library technician and library assistant positions predicted to reduce by 300 each over the same time period. This annual … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Ideas for Public Libraries

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Public libraries and communities can work together to develop and implement plans and activities to support the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019). Connect with Elders, community members and organisations to find out more about the traditional and contemporary languages in the community.   The following questions may serve as a guide/starting point: What … Read more

Moreton Bay libraries renew focus on community engagement

Increased membership and engagement are common library goals, and at Moreton Bay Regional Council libraries we hope that a renewed focus on community engagement will help us achieve this, as well as deliver on some of our other priorities which include increasing access to our collections and attracting new and diverse audiences. Across our ten … Read more

Want to learn more about Design-led innovation in public libraries?

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Want to learn more about Design-led innovation in public libraries? Why not sign up for a free, full-day workshop at Somerset Regional Council on Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 9am-4pm? This workshop is designed for public library staff who would like to innovate targeted programming, learn new communication processes and develop new service ideas. Participants will … Read more

Competition, posters, bookmarks and more for Library Lovers’ Day 2019

Library Lovers day poster, white and red with silhouettes of book characters

Get Involved Library Lovers’ Day is an annual event organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Held on February 14 this year’s theme is ‘library love stories’. The theme highlights all the love that can be found in the library and the ways your library can celebrate. Library Lovers’ Day activities  There are lots … Read more