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Calling all Australian public library staff!

Professional Development conference

Participate in an online survey that seeks to explore and understand the professional development experiences and needs of public library staff. The online survey is estimated to take 20 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely anonymous and confidential. You will be asked to reflect upon your professional development experiences, including your capacity and motivations … Read more

What a conundrum – libraries are the best performers but the least important Council service!

LGAQ Graph

Every two years the Local Government Association of Queensland undertakes a Community Satisfaction Tracking Survey. This research undertakes benchmarking and analysis of community satisfaction with Local Government services in Queensland.  700 households are surveyed examining the performance of the service and how important it is.  Check out the full report here Community Satisfaction Tracking Study … Read more

What does the future public library look like? We need you to tell us!

VISION 2017 review

State Library of Queensland (SLQ), in collaboration with the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), and the Queensland Public Library Association (QPLA) are undertaking a review of The Next Horizon: VISION 2017 for Queensland public libraries. The review is being undertaken by researchers at the Digital Life Lab  at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). We … Read more

It’s time to review some library standards!

Library standards

Standards and guidelines are designed to assist Queensland public library staff and local governments in the planning and development of their library services. State Library of Queensland will shortly begin a rolling review of the standards and guidelines in consultation with public libraries which will continue on an annual basis. State Library plans on reviewing … Read more

Forums this year – tell us more!

Forums survey

Community engagement, as well building staff skills and awareness, are your priorities for State Library’s professional development forums, according to your feedback on our consultative survey. Advocacy and program development also top the list for learning at the Managing the Business of Libraries Forum to be held in Noosa, 22-23 May. For the Digital Inclusion … Read more