Category Archives: The Vision In Practice Back

Mareeba gets crafty with macramé

Residents in Mareeba Shire enjoyed taking part in macramé classes across three library branches. The region’s main library in Mareeba hosted two workshops; Kuranda Library hosted one event; and our smallest branch in Chillagoe, a remote library in a tiny township 140km west of Mareeba, hosted one event. Chillagoe residents were especially appreciative of the … Read more

Shine a Light for Children in National Child Protection Week 1 – 7 September 2019

Lantern Project Hands-on Art and the Queensland Child Protection Week Committee invite you to make special paper lanterns in honour of Child Protection Week in Queensland. Lantern Making Resources Run your own lantern making workshop with your students, community or family members. There are lanterns to suit all ages and abilities. We encourage you to … Read more

Library provides Mackay youngsters with digital literacy boost

Mother and child playing with a tablet device.

Mackay Regional Council Libraries introduced ten preloaded Launchpad tablets to children, parents and caregivers in the March-April school holidays, and as part of Library and Information Week in May. The devices were funded through a State Library of Queensland Realising Our Potential Micro Grant, and aim to introduce ‘educational apps on laps’ to children. The … Read more

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

Person presenting to a group of seated people with a large powerpoint presentation in the background.

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

Librarian holding megaphone and sign stating 'I don't do ssshhh! (I'm louder than the cutomers )'

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