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New image viewers for digital content in One Search

The current image viewer in One Search

The State Library of Queensland (State Library) is committed to preserving its digital collections for the long term.  State Library is currently in the process of migrating our digital content to a new digital preservation system, which will allow us to preserve the integrity and authenticity of our digital collections, in addition to storing, managing … Read more

Join the conversation online

Mega sporting event

The popular Queenslanders in Conversation series provides a platform for insightful, contemporary conversations on topics of relevancy and currency to the Queensland community. The series has been designed to promote public conversations in an interactive and accessible way, both online and in person. Public Libraries and their members are invited to join ABC Radio host … Read more

5 Tips to link your collection to First 5 Forever Storytime

Sasha Maddison from Sunshine Coast Libraries shares her top tips for linking library collections to your First 5 Forever programs Prepare your storytime content Browse through your collection and select the picture books that you’ll use for sessions, making sure you have a good read through and familiarise yourself with the material. Perhaps even create … Read more

Have your say on the 2018 Physical Spaces Standard and Building Guidelines


Do your library spaces offer your community a compelling invitation to explore, gather, learn and engage in a safe, welcoming and accessible environment?   Are you planning a new library building or major refurbishment? The draft 2018 Physical Spaces Standard and Building Guidelines have been revised under the guidance of a Review Panel made up of … Read more

Alexis Wright’s “majestic biography” wins Stella Prize


Alexis Wright is the winner of the 2018 Stella Prize for Tracker her collective biography of the charismatic Aboriginal leader, political thinker and entrepreneur Tracker Tilmouth. The judges called Tracker “an extraordinary, majestic book”. One man’s story told in many voices, they commented “Wright has crafted an epic that is a very rewarding read”. An Arrente … Read more

My experience hosting Professional Development

Burdekin Library

Burdekin Shire Council hosted a State Library of Queensland (State Library) professional development event on 11 April. Alexis Adams is the Library Services Manager at Burdekin Library and here are her thoughts on the experience: Apart from the great content provided by the presenters, the day was really useful in creating networking opportunities for staff … Read more