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Two languages added to the Languages Other Than English collection

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Telugu and Nepali are two languages recently added to the State Library of Queensland Languages Other Than English (LOTE) collection. LOTE is available for loan to all Queensland public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres. Telugu is an Indian language ranked fourth among languages of India with 6.93 percent of speakers reported at the 2011 census … Read more

The Cultural Diversity Database a great place to find titles for Queensland Multicultural Month

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature The Cultural Diversity Database is funded and developed by The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc an independent not for profit organisation. The NCACL collects, preserves and shares works by Australia’s children’s book authors and illustrators. The Cultural Diversity Database offers a comprehensive list of books which … Read more

Library tech leaders recommend their favourite tips and tools

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Building prototypes with apps. Building bridges with translating tools. Building empathy with virtual reality.   Librarians are experimenting with the latest technology to construct a better world—and help patrons access it. American Libraries spoke with three library tech leaders—panelists from the Library and Information Technology Association’s Top Tech Trends panel at the 2019 Midwinter Meeting … Read more

ALIA report highlights how libraries are improving services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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A new report from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) explores the breadth of services offered by national, state, territory, university and public libraries for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and shows how these libraries celebrate local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Examples include sharing traditional stories with children in storytime sessions; … Read more

Get up to speed with this year’s library technology trends

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Tech Soup has released their library tech predictions for 2019, which include: increasing patron interest in controlling their privacy, particularly for Facebook; how to deal with cyberbullying; graphic design trends; the state of fake news;  tips on updating your media lab and makerspace; the continued rise of the printed book, plus new tech products and … Read more

The Vision in practice

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The objectives and enablers of Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries (the Vision) are evident in practice across Queensland’s network of public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs). Events such as Western Downs Libraries’ Language to Literacy Conference and Rockhampton Regional Library’s CapriCon Steampunk and Pop Culture Convention are establishing leadership and … Read more