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Brisbane International Film Festival 2018 – free tickets up for grabs

Image of the entrance to the New York Public Library

State Library of Queensland (State Library) is pleased to offer five free tickets to public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff to the special screening of Ex-Libris: The New York Public Library, screening as part of the Brisbane International Film Festival, Sunday 21 October 2018 at State Library. Documentary virtuoso Frederick Wiseman’s Ex Libris … Read more

One-of-a-kind Professional Development opportunity at State Library of Queensland this November!

LEGO Education ACS Educator's Global Leaders Series with Professor Mitchel Resnick

Want to get hands on at a LEGO Education workshop, hear an inspiring talk by the creator of the globally renowned coding platform Scratch, and attend the 2018 ALIA QLD Mini Conference, all in one day?  State Library of Queensland (State Library) is offering up to 20 public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff … Read more

How Libraries are Contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

As a representative of  State Library of Queensland (State Library) I recently attended Asia Pacific Library and Information Conference (APLIC) and as part of that conference, I was able to participate in one day summit regarding Library engagement in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are the UN’s aims for a better future … Read more

Slam poetry in public libraries amplifies young voices

SlammEd participant performing at the Queensland Poetry Festival

State Library of Queensland and Queensland Poetry Festival have partnered to amplify the voices of young people via SlammED!, a Slam poetry workshop program engaging 9 – 16 year olds, in schools and public libraries across Queensland. What is Slam Poetry? Slam poetry combines performance, writing, competition, and audience participation. It is performed at events … Read more

The Vision in practice

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The objectives and enablers of Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries (the Vision) are evident in practice across Queensland’s network of public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs). Events such as Western Downs Libraries’ Language to Literacy Conference and Rockhampton Regional Library’s CapriCon Steampunk and Pop Culture Convention are establishing leadership and … Read more