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Skilling Our Futures Grant 2018

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Skilling Our Future PD – Darling Downs & Southwest Queensland Following the success of last year’s Robotics Roadshow, SLQ is partnering with Regional Development Australia Darling Downs Southwest (RDA DDSW) to help regional libraries continue building skills in delivering Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) programs to their communities. This year’s program will kick … Read more

Be Connected: new grant available

Have you heard about Be Connected? It’s a new initiative, funded by the Australian Government to support digital literacy for older Australians. Be Connected comprises a website with advice and learning resources and a grants program for which libraries and other community-based providers can submit applications to secure funding. The first step is to sign … Read more

There are common themes in our library dreams!

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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

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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

Video chat – all things digital and regional

  SLQ’s Tyler Wellensiek and Matt Finch have been working on some fantastic regional coding initiatives and creative play-based learning activities.  They joined Donna Hancox from Queensland University of Technology for a brief discussion about digital technologies and what it might mean for rural and regional Australian communities. Why not grab a cuppa, sit down … Read more

By George St George!

Regional PD took place in St George in April

18 RLQ library staff travelled 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