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State Library research fellowships $60,000

Children on the verandah of a cottage in Pialba 1928

What’s your Queensland story? Applications are now open for five research fellowships totalling $60,000 as part of the Queensland Memory Awards. Use State Library of Queensland’s vast resources to uncover and share your stories. Researchers from all backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply.       The Queensland Memory Awards include: John Oxley Library … Read more

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

POst it notes used in Design thinking workshops

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

Realise your potential with the help of a Micro Grant

Realising our Potential cloud graphic

State Library of Queensland’s Realising Our Potential Micro Grants Program provides a total funding pool of $50,000 for quick response funding to councils to deliver short-term, time-limited projects through public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC) across Queensland. Applications must demonstrate how the Grant will address an immediate identified local need, have measurable outcomes and … Read more

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant round now open

Section of poster: Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries

Grant funding of $400,000 is available to Councils to deliver strategic initiatives through public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) across Queensland that reflect one or more of the objectives outlined in Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries: Realising our potential Recognising the diversity of Queensland public libraries as they progress in … Read more

Share your good news stories

Kids Sing-Along

Social media is awash with examples of the ways Queensland’s network of public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) is providing access to learning, supporting community-led initiatives, sharing the love for libraries and more. A scan of Facebook in the past few weeks reveals a new Storytime for Banana Shire’s Theodore Library, mindfulness sessions in … Read more

Share our new Vision

Geoff Strempel

Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries (the Vision) is an exciting way forward for Queensland public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre staff. Developed in consultation with library managers and staff, as well as representatives from key government and library associations, the Vision conveys libraries’ role in a network that strives to realise … Read more