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Great Queensland library stories revealed at LGAQ 2019

Queensland councillors, mayors and council CEOs shared how proud they are of their local libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres at the recent LGAQ Conference in Cairns. The annual LGAQ conference is an important gathering of Queensland councils, providing an opportunity to network and learn and vote on new policy. The 2019 edition, ‘Taking it to … Read more

Contribute to the NextGen Leadership Scorecard

What’s the future of library leadership in Australia? Does your library have a plan to ensure staff have the skills and opportunities to be the next generation of library leaders? Robert Knight OAM, President of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), has taken leadership as the theme for his presidential year. ALIA is investigating … Read more

Join the First 5 Forever Early Literacy Champions Webinar

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Early Literacy Champions Webinar: Thursday 31 October, 1-2pm All library staff are welcome to join this session for tips to engage and use Early Literacy Champions in your local community and maximise your grant application opportunity. The next First 5 Forever webinar will help you to identify and recruit members of your community as Early … Read more

Great libraries showcased at QPLA 2019

Public library staff shared what made their library great at the Queensland Public Library Association (QPLA) conference in Mackay. The 2019 conference, Metamorphosis: Overcoming challenges and exploring possibilities!, was held at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) from 11-13 September 2019, featuring keynotes, masterclasses, lightning talks, tours and other activities to keep attendees thinking … Read more

Banana Shire Libraries launch successful new programs

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Over the past year, Banana Shire has received three State Library ‘Realising Our Potential Micro Grants’. Funding has supported new programs for diverse communities across the region, including purchase of new equipment and running of community events. Read on for details of two new initiatives launched in Banana Shire Libraries. Promoting Local Literary Talent The … Read more

Opportunity to host a Be Connected digital mentor train-the-trainer workshop

Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians. State Library will deliver eight Be Connected digital mentor train-the-trainer workshops across the State between October 2019 to June 2020, and we are asking Queensland public library services to express their interest in hosting a workshop. … Read more

$894,996 in grants for Queensland public libraries

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Projects that create inclusive spaces for people with disabilities, capture cultural capital or support new parents are some of the exciting Queensland public library initiatives to benefit from nearly $894,996 in State Government grants, administered by State Library of Queensland. Strategic Priorities Grants $395,164 has been awarded through State Library’s Public Library Strategic Priorities Grants, … Read more