Behind the scenes: Tours, technicians and devils

Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania. Image by SLQ staff.

Visitor Services Library Technician Jennie Nicholl reports on her recent attendance at the ALIA National Library and Information Technicians’ Symposium in Hobart. From 2-4 September, library technicians from all over Australia gathered in the beautiful city of Hobart, Tasmania for the National Library and Information Technicians’ Symposium. The theme was Right here, right now – it’s a devil of a time … Read more

Oxford Art Online

Are you looking for art images or information about art history? Or do you just love art? Whether you’re a school student or an advanced scholar, Oxford Art Online is a great tool for researching art from prehistory to today, or for simply browsing inspiring images and fascinating articles. This outstanding resource provides a simple easy … Read more

Maps tell many stories

The maps area in the John Oxley Library.

Maps are bursting with information and surprises. They can help with researching many different topics, from house histories to family histories, from changes to our natural and built environment to the use of land over time. As someone I work with said, “Maps tell many stories”. Finding the right maps can be tricky, but we’ve … Read more

SLQ supports Legacy Week

Nicky Cashman

During the Brisbane Writers Festival, State Library of Queensland was privileged to host a talk titled ‘The Serviceman’s Widow’. Visitors were given a heartwrenching insight into life on the home front for military families and the immense grief felt by Nicky Cashman, a widow of war. We also heard from two youth, Charlie and Alisha, who had lost … Read more