Category Archives: Resources Back

Last chance to register for the full two-day Heritage leaders workshop

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Thursday 30 May and Friday 31 May 2019, 9am – 5pm (Book online). Engage with your peers and build your professional practice as you learn from and network with leading local, national and international historians, creative thinkers and heritage professionals. Highlights from this year’s program include a keynote address from Jenny Waldman CBE, Director of … Read more

Discover Digital Magazines this May

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Increase your knowledge of RBdigital Magazines and help your customers get the most out of your library’s online magazine collection – sign up for the RBdigital Magazines webinar on 23 May 2019. RBdigital Magazines provides online access to a huge range of popular magazines covering topics such as automotive, lifestyle, news, sports and travel.  The RBdigital … Read more

National #widerlocalstudies meeting and invitation

Two librarians at the launch of the First World War Patriotic collection

Queensland’s public librarians interested in developing or expanding Local Studies practice, ideas for  history talks and discussions about collections in their library are welcome to join a video-conference meeting scheduled  for  Thursday 2 May 2019, 2:00 -3.30pm. The first #widerlocalstudies collaboration consisting of Local Studies practitioners from every state and territory of Australia, including Kyla … Read more

IFLA 10 Minute Library Advocate

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Library Policy and Advocacy Blog,  is an informal forum for sharing ideas about key policy and advocacy challenges, as well as opportunities for libraries around the world. It can be searched via a variety of tags covering topics including advocacy, policy, copyright, digital preservation, sustainable development and … Read more

Moreton Bay Regional Libraries building digital inclusion and literacy

Plextalk DAISY Player

Increasing access to collections and building digital inclusion and literacy in our communities, as well as attracting new and diverse audiences, is a priority focus for Moreton Bay Region Libraries. We recently received a Micro Grant from State Library of Queensland to purchase a new suite of Plextalk DAISY Players. The Plextalk can read aloud … 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