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Queensland Libraries represented in IFLA Marketing Awards

Story Seats 10 seats 10 Stories 10 Parks

Congratulations to Sunshine Coast Libraries for placing third in the coveted IFLA International Marketing Awards with their Story Seats project. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information … Read more

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