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Become a digital springboard delivery partner

Group of people at a table using Ipads

The Digital Springboard program is seeking partners for its initiative aimed at assisting people in learning digital skills. Libraries can apply for free on the website to become a partner. Digital Springboard is a program by Infoxchange and Google to help people learn the digital skills they need to thrive in work and life. It comes with a suite … Read more

Heritage Leaders Workshop for GLAM employees and volunteers

Attendees examining objects at a Heritage Leaders Workshop

Are you an employee or volunteer in the heritage or galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) sector? Join a free two-day Heritage Leaders Workshop in May as we reflect on the outcomes, successes and challenges of the Anzac centenary commemorations. Engage with your peers and build your own professional practice as you learn from and … Read more

Queensland Local Studies Group update

Members of the Queensland Local Studies Group with exhibition of art works by Sam Cranstoun in the background at Museum of Brisbane

The 2018 Minutes Queensland Local Studies Group 6 December Meeting, are now available online. The day was a very full one visiting two small exhibition spaces in Brisbane CBD, both linking to different aspects of Brisbane’s history and early settlement. Each provided the opportunity to re-interpret collections in Libraries and to reveal the narratives the … Read more

What’s really happening with e-lending? Finally, some evidence

Rebecca Giblin image from Monash University website.

Rebecca Giblin reports on what the team working on the E-lending Project has discovered so far and what the next steps are. Introduction Libraries have always been able to buy and lend physical books without requiring publishers’ permission. For ebooks it’s different. Buying and lending ebooks involves making copies and transmissions, and this means copyright … Read more

What do librarians wear? Video explores librarian fashion in Australia

Girl looking through library book shelves

Do you find yourself wondering what to wear in the morning? Dressed to the 746s: Australian Librarian Style is a short video that explores how librarians dress. It debuted at the IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia earlier this year. In the video creators Bonnie Wildie, Amy McKenzie and me, Anne … Read more

Right to Information Day 2018: Celebrating access and empowerment

RTI Day logo

September 28, 2018 is the 16th annual celebration of Right to Information (RTI) Day. Right to Know Day, started in 2002, is an international event advocating for access to information at all levels of society, and fully empowered communities, engaged with the democratic process.  In Queensland, the day is celebrated as Right to Information Day, … Read more

IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Releases Statement on Copyright Literacy

In order to explain the concept of copyright literacy, its importance within the broader work of libraries and to make recommendations to key stakeholders, IFLA has published a statement on copyright education and copyright literacy. To be copyright literate is to have sufficient copyright knowledge to be able to take well informed decisions on how … Read more