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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

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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

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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

‘Find yourself in a library’ this Library and Information Week

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Library and Information Week will be held 21-27 May 2018 with the theme ‘Find yourself in a library’. This theme is designed to give all libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres the opportunity to promote themselves to their community. Each year Library and Information Week raises the profile of libraries in Australia. It gives you the opportunity to … Read more

Queenslanders in Conversation – host a live stream event for your community

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What comes to mind when you hear the term Queensland Lifestyle? This year’s popular Queenslanders in Conversation series will challenge stereotypes, explore the unspoken and acknowledge that while sunshine, beaches and pineapples are a significant part of our appeal, the reality is our lives revolve around a diversity of perspectives, traditions and cultures. A panel … Read more