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Skilling Our Futures Grant 2018

A woman using an iPad

Skilling Our Future PD – Darling Downs & Southwest Queensland Following the success of last year’s Robotics Roadshow, SLQ is partnering with Regional Development Australia Darling Downs Southwest (RDA DDSW) to help regional libraries continue building skills in delivering Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) programs to their communities. This year’s program will kick … Read more

Deadly Digital in Townsville Libraries

Deadly Digital Communities (DDC)  is a new digital literacy program which is being delivered to Queensland’s remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) and selected public libraries are facilitating the program whereby participants can learn about everything from searching the internal to using social media. Townsville City Libraries is … Read more

Fancy a Data Detox?

Let’s face it; the digital world is pretty awesome! It’s put so much human knowledge at our fingertips, as well as making access to online shopping, socialising, banking and its general navigation as easy as tapping on our phone. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. But have you ever pondered that as much … Read more

Be Connected: new grant available

Have you heard about Be Connected? It’s a new initiative, funded by the Australian Government to support digital literacy for older Australians. Be Connected comprises a website with advice and learning resources and a grants program for which libraries and other community-based providers can submit applications to secure funding. The first step is to sign … Read more

Short Form Video is the future

You don’t need expensive software to create effective library tutorials. Quick, unedited tutorials created on social media, such as on Instagram or Snapchat, may be just as effective. These short form videos (SFVs) combine the advantages of animated GIFs with the advantages of screencasts: modularity, repetition of steps, and animated visuals supported by pertinent audio. … Read more