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One-of-a-kind Professional Development opportunity at State Library of Queensland this November!

LEGO Education ACS Educator's Global Leaders Series with Professor Mitchel Resnick

Want to get hands on at a LEGO Education workshop, hear an inspiring talk by the creator of the globally renowned coding platform Scratch, and attend the 2018 ALIA QLD Mini Conference, all in one day?  State Library of Queensland (State Library) is offering up to 20 public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff … Read more

How Libraries are Contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

As a representative of  State Library of Queensland (State Library) I recently attended Asia Pacific Library and Information Conference (APLIC) and as part of that conference, I was able to participate in one day summit regarding Library engagement in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are the UN’s aims for a better future … 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

Exceptional Australian writers revealed as Queensland Literary Awards finalists

Queensland Literary Awards 2018 shortlist revealed

The Queensland Literary Awards recognise the literary achievements of published Queensland and Australian authors and celebrate and promote contemporary Australian books and writing. Awards are presented in categories for published works and include development awards and prizes for young and emerging writers and unpublished manuscripts. Above: Some of the books nominated for the 2018 Queensland … Read more

Communication access for all – free resources!

This week is Speech Pathology Week, a week where we celebrate communication access for all Australians. First 5 Forever aims to provide strong early literacy foundations for all Queensland children aged 0-5 years and to do this, strong communication foundations are needed. Realising our potential, a vision for Queensland public libraries highlights libraries as being … Read more