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Webinar: Highlights and key ideas from the RLQ and small libraries workshop

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Did you miss the Realising Our Potential – Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) and Small libraries Workshop held in Brisbane, Tuesday 30 April to Thursday 2 May 2019? Or perhaps you did attend and missed some vital information. If so, the 2019 RLQ and small libraries workshop revisit webinar is your chance to revisit what was … Read more

5 minutes with Kate from Noosa Library Service

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Kate Landsey is a librarian at Noosa Library Service and co- manages the nooslibraryservice Instagram account. Kate presented Vision in Action: Using Social Media at Realising our potential – 2019 Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) and small libraries workshop at State Library of Queensland, on Tuesday 30 April 2019. Above: Kate Landsey. Image from @noosalibraryservice (Instagram) … Read more

New Multi-touch Hub brings cutting edge technology to Douglas Shire

Mossman library’s new multi-touch hub brings a wealth of cutting edge technology to library users, to explore digital and virtual worlds, engage in dynamic learning, and have fun! The project has also enabled staff to learn new software, explore new and emerging technology and share this newfound knowledge with the community. Community members are visiting … Read more

Extend your reality @ Isaac

In January, immersive reality took over Isaac. By borrowing the Virtual Reality kit, from State Library Queensland, Isaac Libraries were able to facilitate workshops around Virtual and Augmented Reality (AR). The powerful Alien computer and Vive setup allow for vivid visual effects and interactions as close to reality as commercial technology can take us in … Read more

Moreton Bay libraries renew focus on community engagement

Increased membership and engagement are common library goals, and at Moreton Bay Regional Council libraries we hope that a renewed focus on community engagement will help us achieve this, as well as deliver on some of our other priorities which include increasing access to our collections and attracting new and diverse audiences. Across our ten … Read more

Deeply Local Refurb Success

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The recent refurbishment of the Albany Creek library beautifully reflects the local environment, community feedback and input from across the 10 library branches of Moreton Bay Region libraries. The focus of the renovation was the creation of a welcoming space that reflected the uniqueness of Albany Creek. The development process included a workshop with senior … Read more

Realise your potential with the help of a Micro Grant

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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