Tag Archives: Community Back

What a conundrum – libraries are the best performers but the least important Council service!

LGAQ Graph

Every two years the Local Government Association of Queensland undertakes a Community Satisfaction Tracking Survey. This research undertakes benchmarking and analysis of community satisfaction with Local Government services in Queensland.  700 households are surveyed examining the performance of the service and how important it is.  Check out the full report here Community Satisfaction Tracking Study … Read more

There are common themes in our library dreams!

Dreaming

International research on the strategic visions for public libraries highlights some common themes and shared directions for forward thinking libraries.     Our research has identified that the four most common areas from fifteen national and international strategic library documents are: Community – such as connected communities, community wellbeing, community focused Digital – such as digital … Read more

Supporting citizen scientists

Lynda.com

Whether recording fauna observations, timing the frequency of frog calls or photographing a rare bird, Australian citizen scientists will find Lynda.com has a range of relevant courses. Citizen scientists are involved in a range of community projects across a range of topics including astronomy, wildlife and birdwatching, air quality, climatology, community mapping. Their contributions make … Read more

The Robots are Coming!

Rockhampton student interacting with a NAO robot

Empowering library staff to deliver STEM programming and build digital literacy skills for all Queenslanders is a key objective of State Library’s regional outreach services.  As a presenter at the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation’s Digital Skills for All Queenslanders tour, SLQ is providing hands-on robotics workshops for five key communities across regional … Read more