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2017-18 statistical data collection is fast approaching

Entering data

Every year State Library of Queensland (State Library) collects data from all Queensland public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) about how their services have performed during the previous financial year. The data collected covers things like the number of library items loaned out, the number of public programs delivered, how many computers each library … Read more

New reports into libraries as physical spaces and the digital economy within everyone’s reach

Changing Landscape™ Report: the intrinsic value of libraries as public spaces

Did you know that nearly 90 percent of Australia’s library users think online library services are important, but only 61 percent are satisfied with the online experience they are receiving from libraries. That compares with 85 percent of the users who are happy with the physical experience of a library. The finding comes in a … Read more

Cairns Hour of Code

Image of Minecraft Hour of Code session at Cairns Libraries

Cairns Libraries held a Minecraft Hour of Code session at the Edmonton library as part of their Samsung STEM engagement program on Tuesday 20th February, and State Library of Queensland staff supported the event. In partnership with Headspace Cairns and Cairns Minecraft, the program runs across the region until 19th June, teaching kids aged 8-15 … Read more

Host an author at your library

Image of a book club

Hachette Australia is offering exciting events and exclusive content for libraries, Indigenous Knowledge Centres and regional audiences. This could be a book club event via Skype where an author joins you to do a short reading from their new book after which you can hold a Q&A. For more information please contact: Lydia Tasker – Senior Publicist, … Read more