Category Archives: Research Back

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

Local Studies – unlocking Queensland

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You are invited to the September 2019 Queensland Local Studies Group meeting hosted by Queensland State Archives (QSA) – 435 Compton Rd, Runcorn, Brisbane, Thurs 5 September 10:00am – 3:00pm. For information on how to get there access the travel options provided on the QSA website. Apologies / RSVP’s can be emailed to Cynthia CochraneCynthia.Cochrane@archives.qld.gov.au … Read more

Dive into Open Data – Statistics from public libraries

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Are you interested in library trends over time? Dive into the last eight years of Queensland public libraries statistics, now available as open data on the Queensland Government Data Portal. Take advantage of the breadth of data over time to highlight achievements, identify patterns and compare services with other public libraries. Analyse the changing size … Read more

State Library research fellowships $60,000

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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

ALIA report indicates 1000 new librarian jobs by 2023

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The Australian Library and Information Association’s 2018 ALIA LIS Education, Skills and Employment Trend Report indicates an increase of 400 jobs in the sector by 2023, with the number of librarians increasing by 1000 and the number of library technician and library assistant positions predicted to reduce by 300 each over the same time period. This annual … Read more

How Libraries are Contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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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