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Hone your advocacy skills at QPLA 2019

The Queensland Public Libraries Association (QPLA) is delighted to announce that Mackay Regional Council Libraries will host the 2019 QPLA Conference at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) from 11-13 September 2019. The 2019 draft program, Metamorphosis: Overcoming challenges and exploring possibilities! features keynotes, masterclasses, lightning talks, local cultural tours and a variety of … Read more

What does the Queensland public library vision mean to you?

Around the world, public libraries are undergoing a period of transformation and change. Accelerated by the progression of digital technologies, library programs and services are evolving in response to a range of community, cultural and political factors. As we all get caught up in our day-to-day work, it can be difficult to reflect on our … Read more

Animalia (Library Edition) a new state-wide resource for your library

State Library of Queensland announces a new state-wide subscription to Animalia (Library Edition), an interactive digital resource focused on language and literacy for children. Queensland public library, Indigenous Knowledge Centre and State Library of Queensland members have unlimited free access. More than the classic picture book This exciting and engaging product features every illustration of … Read more

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Children’s Day

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We Play, We Learn, We Belong In 2019, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day celebrates the early years and promotes the importance of early years’ education and care for our little ones. We recognise the critical role that family, community, country and culture play in their development. Children’s Day has been celebrated on … Read more

Library provides Mackay youngsters with digital literacy boost

Mother and child playing with a tablet device.

Mackay Regional Council Libraries introduced ten preloaded Launchpad tablets to children, parents and caregivers in the March-April school holidays, and as part of Library and Information Week in May. The devices were funded through a State Library of Queensland Realising Our Potential Micro Grant, and aim to introduce ‘educational apps on laps’ to children. The … Read more

Indigenous Matters Seminar, Cairns

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Explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander influence and involvement in the library, gallery and information sector, at the Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) Cairns Seminar. Enjoy a full day of presentations and networking based around the ALIA priority ‘Indigenous Matters’, covering topics relating to the wider galleries, libraries, archives and museum (GLAM) sector, including: … Read more

Limited time to order reports from Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission)

The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department is seeking to distribute reports from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) to places where they can be readily accessed by the public. Public libraries, government agencies or non-government stakeholders that can house copies of the Royal Commission reports for public use are asked … Read more

My Brisbane Trip: A rural librarian reflects on the RLQ and Small Libraries workshop

It will never cease to amaze me how quickly the years go by. Once again, I found myself boarding a flight from Townsville to Brisbane on my way to attend the State Library’s Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) and Small Libraries workshop. The three-day event provides a wealth of knowledge and I was eager to gather … Read more