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Regional PD took place in St George in April

18 RLQ library staff traveled from neighbouring councils to the St George Cultural Centre for a full day of professional development in April. Community outreach and developing community partnerships were the focus, and the training encouraged participants to spend time exploring the five key questions outlined in the We Love Community Outreach Model of Engagement … Read more

Southwest Robot Roadshow

Male student uses a laptop to program a robot

Libraries across southwest Queensland came face to face with the latest technologies in February to engage their communities through programming robots and coding.  The Robot Roadshow, supported by SLQ in partnership with Regional Development Australia, visited Charleville, Cunnamulla, Thargomindah and Quilpie libraries and engaged over 500 library staff, teachers, students and community members. Technologies featured … Read more

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant – closing 5pm Friday 31 March

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant

Grants of up to $25,000 per project are available for public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres to deliver strategic initiatives that creatively meet the needs of your local community. The grant focuses on the themes outlined in The Next Horizon: Vision 2017 for Public Libraries (Creative community spaces; Connectors – physical and virtual; Technology trendsetters; Incubators … Read more

From the eyes of kids

Pop-up museum workshop

Ever wondered what to do with all the beautiful creations crafted by kids during school holiday programs or in your children’s space? At the Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC) workshops held in Brisbane in October, Jarjum’s Life Museum facilitators offered a creative solution. Jarjums Life Museum is a process where jarjums (meaning children), their families, Elders and … Read more

Much more than creativity

Baby Rhyme Time

Pick up any library brochure or log on to any libraries’ social media page and you’re sure to find a myriad of creative activity on offer. Photo and video editing, 3D printing, computer programming, website creation, digital music recording, electronic circuitry, painting, colouring – the list goes on. Libraries are, and have long been, hotspots … Read more