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2017 QPLA Conference: three great opportunities available

Registrations are now open for the 2017 QPLA Conference:  libraries colour my life. The Local Government Authority Award recognises the Queensland Local Government Authority that most demonstrates outstanding community service through delivery of an individual program or service. The Award winner will receive $1,000 for their Library service. Applications close 1 September 2017.  The winner will … Read more

Keeping up-to-date

In the Libraries

Do you like to be in the know with what other Australian public libraries are doing? Subscribe to the NSW public libraries update (which is like PLConnect) In the Libraries e-newsletter. Sent by email four times a year, the e-newsletter features short articles and photos, giving an up-to-date snapshot of what’s happening in NSW public … 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

National Simultaneous Storytime, 24 May 2017

Celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime 2017 with SLQ

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is fast approaching and the Literacy and Young Peoples Service are getting excited! Held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), each year a picture book written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is simultaneously read in libraries, child-care centres, pre-schools, schools, bookstores, homes and many other … Read more

A picture is worth… a million lines of data

Data Visualisation presents data in a pictorial form

State Library of Queensland has commissioned the development of a prototype Data Visualisation Tool which incorporates data from the Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletins from 2011-2016. Data visualization is the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format which enables you to see information presented visually, so you can more clearly understand patterns or … Read more