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Regional PD took place in St George in April

18 RLQ library staff traveled from neighbouring councils to the St George Cultural Centre for a full day of professional development in April. Community outreach and developing community partnerships were the focus, and the training encouraged participants to spend time exploring the five key questions outlined in the We Love Community Outreach Model of Engagement … Read more

State Library of Queensland staff profile: Jenny Cossins

Jenny Cossins

I’m Jenny Cossins, a librarian and selector of public library collections managed by Public Library Development at Cannon Hill. I select resources for the 69 Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) libraries, and resources for loan to Queensland independent libraries. I purchase fiction and non-fiction for adult and young people as well as audio books, DVDs, picture … Read more

Southwest Robot Roadshow

Male student uses a laptop to program a robot

Libraries across southwest Queensland came face to face with the latest technologies in February to engage their communities through programming robots and coding.  The Robot Roadshow, supported by SLQ in partnership with Regional Development Australia, visited Charleville, Cunnamulla, Thargomindah and Quilpie libraries and engaged over 500 library staff, teachers, students and community members. Technologies featured … Read more

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant – closing 5pm Friday 31 March

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant

Grants of up to $25,000 per project are available for public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres to deliver strategic initiatives that creatively meet the needs of your local community. The grant focuses on the themes outlined in The Next Horizon: Vision 2017 for Public Libraries (Creative community spaces; Connectors – physical and virtual; Technology trendsetters; Incubators … Read more

Small grants for rural communities – closes 31 March

Barcoding equipment

A children’s book week comedy show for kids, barcoding equipment, locally sustainably made toys, a human library event – all of these projects have previously been awarded funds through the Small Grants for Rural Communities program. If you have an idea for developing leadership skills within your community, creating places to connect and grow, providing … Read more

Library love for Outback Queensland

This Library Lovers’ Day, the State Library’s Regional Partnerships team are celebrating the awesomeness of our friends and fellows in Western Queensland. Last week, SLQ’s Tammy Joynson and Matt Finch hit the road to deliver professional development sessions and consult on strategies, policies, plans, and schemes with a range of library staff, community members, peers, … Read more

Learn, share and connect

A myriad of ideas

Welcome to the new blog for folk who work in Queensland public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres and their communities. Public Libraries Connect answers your request for more opportunities to connect and share information across public libraries around the state and share the good practice and learnings. You are now able to share posts directly … Read more