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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

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

State Library of Queensland staff profile: Jenny Cossins

Jenny Cossins

I’m Jenny Cossins, a librarian and selector of public library collections managed by Public Library Development at Cannon Hill. I select resources for the 69 Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) libraries, and resources for loan to Queensland independent libraries. I purchase fiction and non-fiction for adult and young people as well as audio books, DVDs, picture … Read more

Instant Professional Development – Moreton Bay Style

Presenterless workshops

It’s not always possible to travel to a training session, or buy a trainer in from elsewhere. So how can libraries challenge and develop their own staff without breaking the bank? Matt has been developing Presenterless Workshops for some time now, working with Queensland Heritage Leaders, digital inclusion stakeholders, and visitors to the Brisbane Writers … Read more