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International Year of Indigenous Languages − Top Tips from First 5 Forever Webinar

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Did you tune into the recent First 5 Forever Webinar: International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL)? Staff from State Library of Queensland (State Library) and Mackay Regional Council shared their ideas and tips for authentically exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages within early literacy planning and programming in libraries. All webinars are recorded, click … Read more

Funding opportunities for Language Projects

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The Australian Government Department of Communication and the Arts has announced a funding opportunity that may be to your community for language work or projects, especially in light of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019. Indigenous Languages and Arts Program The Department of Communications and the Arts is pleased to announce that the 2019-20 … Read more

Expression of Interest: 2018 Indigenous Languages Residency

Indigenous Languages residents

State Library of Queensland (State Library) is hosting an Indigenous Languages Residency at the State Library in Brisbane from 18-22 June 2018. The Indigenous Languages Residency is valued up to $5,000 to cover travel and accommodation costs associated with the Residency. The successful applicant(s) will utilise State Library’s collections to undertake an intensive research activity … Read more

New language items added to SLQ collection

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Celebrate Queensland Multicultural Month in your library this August by raising awareness / highlighting the Languages Other Than English (LOTE)  collection from State Library of Queensland. According to the 2016 ABS Census nearly half the Australian population were born overseas or have at least one parent who was born overseas. Over 300 ancestries were separately identified in … Read more

Indigenous Languages Research Workshop in Aurukun

RNLD training workshop

State Library of Queensland and The PAMA Language Centre are co-hosting an Indigenous Languages Research Workshop in Aurukun from 21 – 23rd March 2017 at the Wik Mungkan Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC).  This workshop will be in partnership with the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) to offer participants an innovative training experience. The workshop … Read more