Category Archives: Research Back

STEAMing into the future

ALIA STEAM agenda

Public libraries have long been supporting the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) agenda in interesting and innovative ways. Now, the ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance has created an advocacy document to show everyone just what can be achieved through local government investment and library staff skills and creativity. How Public Libraries Contribute to … Read more

A picture is worth… a million lines of data

Data Visualisation presents data in a pictorial form

State Library of Queensland has commissioned the development of a prototype Data Visualisation Tool which incorporates data from the Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletins from 2011-2016. Data visualization is the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format which enables you to see information presented visually, so you can more clearly understand patterns or … Read more

Interesting research of relevance to public libraries…

Horizon report cover

Whilst the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library edition is primarily aimed at academic and research libraries, it does apply to public library future planning agendas.  It focuses on technology developments and their expected impact on libraries and is informed through a collaborative process with 77 global library thinkers. The report identifies key trends, key … Read more

The role that Queensland public libraries play in bridging the digital divide

Digital Divide

Queensland University of Technology Masters in Library and Information Science graduate Will Wood shares his learnings from his recent research into the impact that current library programs and services have on levels of digital inclusion across Queensland. With the support of State Library of Queensland, Will analysed existing digital policy and the major initiatives tailored … Read more

High five Public Libraries!

First 5 Forever Evaluation Report

First5Forever is creating  positive change for Queensland children under 5 and their families. Findings from a report conducted by Morris Hargreaves McIntyre indicate the early success of this initiative and confirm the important role libraries play in our community and how, together, we are creating a significant legacy for Queensland families. The report highlighted key … Read more

Free subscription to Informed Librarian Online!

Staying informed online

Informed Librarian Online (ILO) is a service for library staff to keep up-to-date with professional reading and librarianship. Each month Informed Librarian Online delivers content from over 290 domestic and foreign library and information-related journals and more! It is an easy way to stay informed about library trends, and is a respected source of professional … Read more