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ALIA report indicates 1000 new librarian jobs by 2023

Report with yellow cover

The Australian Library and Information Association’s 2018 ALIA LIS Education, Skills and Employment Trend Report indicates an increase of 400 jobs in the sector by 2023, with the number of librarians increasing by 1000 and the number of library technician and library assistant positions predicted to reduce by 300 each over the same time period. This annual … Read more

Whitsunday Regional Libraries are on the ball

ALIA mini conference presentation. Photo by Sharon Lam

Whitsunday Regional Libraries are on the right track, judging by a couple of recent ALIA mini-Conference presentations. Leela Wittmer’s How Libraries are saving the world: an Introduction to libraries and our role in action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), reinforced our decision to include, where applicable, several Goals that aligned with elements … Read more

Queensland Literary Awards 2018 winners announced

The Elephant by Peter Carnavas

The Queensland Literary Awards are managed by State Library of Queensland to honour outstanding books by Australian authors and champion new writing from young and emerging Queensland writers. Prizes are awarded across 14 categories in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and published and unpublished works. Adult awards go to non-fiction titles Beth Wilson won The Courier-Mail People’s Choice … Read more

Free Stream! Using digital technology for learning

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

Wed 7 November, 6-7pm | State Library of Queensland (State Library) or via free live stream State Library welcomes Professor Mitchel Resnick as the next speaker in Australian Computer Society’s ICT Educators’ Global Leaders’ Series, in collaboration with LEGO Education Australia. Professor Resnick will look at how educators can create successful learning environments with digital … Read more

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