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2015 News

Thursday 11 February 2016

New report explores Public Libraries in a Digital Culture

New research by The Research Unit in Public Cultures at The University of Melbourne in association with State Library of Queensland investigates how public libraries are redefining their role in the face of a rapidly changing digital culture.

Friday 18 December 2015

Tell us how State Library can help you

Deadline extended for feedback on the Advancing Queensland Public Libraries Discussion Paper, which aims to stimulate discussions on the future of libraries by Queensland’s Councils and the public libraries they operate.

Monday 14 December 2015

Funding support for public libraries

Do you have a project idea, but aren't sure where the money will come from to pay for it? We can help!

Friday 4 December 2015

IFLA BibLibre International Library Marketing Award

Win €2000, plus registration and travel to IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, USA! Apply for the 2016 IFLA - BibLibre International Library Marketing Award

Thursday 3 December 2015

Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland - program announcements

The successful Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland Grant Applicants have been announced.

Monday 14 September 2015

Little Free Libraries coming to Bundaberg

Little Free Libraries (LFLs) is making an appearance around the Bundaberg streets, thanks to a project between Bundaberg Regional Libraries, Bundaberg East Rotary and the Bundaberg Woodworkers Guild.

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Apply now: Free science kits for your library

Expression of interest for libraries to obtain free resource kits for workshops exploring the science of light

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Dromkeen Librarian's Award for achievement

Call for nominations: Dromkeen Librarian's Award for achievement in supporting children's and YA literature

Thursday 27 August 2015

Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland Grants now open

The new Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland Program aims to encourage more seniors to embrace information technology through the delivery of training through selected public libraries across Queensland.

Monday 24 August 2015

RLQ Professional Development Program 2015

Download the draft program or register to attend.

Monday 27 July 2015

MAKEIT Workshop Plans now online

Join in the fun with MAKEIT workshop plans from The Edge, now available online for free.

Friday 24 July 2015

ALIA QLD Mini Conference 2015

ALIA Queensland would love to hear from you if you are interested in presenting a paper or workshop at the Together We Are More 2015 mini-conference, Tuesday 10th November 2015, at the Queensland Cricketers Club.

Monday 13 July 2015

Adding a page to the book of advocacy

Julia Creek Library receives new internet infrastructure following Telstra visit

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Fun Palace grants 2015

Five grants of $8000 each are now available to Queensland Public libraries to host their own Fun Palaces on the weekend of 3-4 October 2015.

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Technology Trendsetters 2015 grant recipients announced

Congratulations is extended to the 15 councils across Queensland who are set to embark on exciting projects embedding the use of 21st century technologies in library services after being awarded 2015 OPAL Technology Trendsetter grants.

Friday 29 May 2015

Public libraries as creative space: EOI

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Digital Media Research Centre is undertaking research with State Library of Queensland to understand the impact of public libraries as creative spaces in the community and articulate opportunities for Queensland's public libraries to further embed creativity within the library space.

Tuesday 19 May 2015

First World War Historypin grants

Do you have a Queensland First World War story to tell? Historypin grants of up to $10,000 are now on offer.

Friday 15 May 2015

2015 Digital Literacy Forum

Discussing digital literacy and public libraries. Book your tickets now.

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Kids Only card membership initiative

Find out more about the Kids Only card membership initiative for RLQ libraries.

Monday 20 April 2015

New online training available

Two new online short courses are now available from the Australian Library and Information Association.

Monday 13 April 2015

SLQ's Digitisation Toolkit

Take a look at SLQ's new-look Digitisation Toolkit for ideas on how to make your collection more accessible!

Friday 10 April 2015

Q ANZAC 100 stories brought to life

See our Queensland history come to life with home front and war front stories of courage, resilience, sacrifice and duty from the State Library of Queensland collection.

Tuesday 17 March 2015

QPLA Office Bearers 2015-2016 nominations now open

Interested in nominating for an office with the Queensland Public Libraries Association?

Monday 16 March 2015

Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal - Small Grants for Rural Communities

Small grants for rural communities available. Closing soon!

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Forever Stories are going live!

Forever Stories selected to be screened at the opening night of KidzFlicks, the Sydney International Festival of Films by Children!

Monday 2 March 2015

OPAL Grant Round 2015 Technology Trendsetters now open

Applications are now open for the 2015 OPAL Grants Program with this year's theme being Technology Trendsetters. Applications close 29 April.

Thursday 26 February 2015 - the new online learning resource available now, an exciting new video online learning resource is now available to all Queenslanders from library computers or their own desktop, mobile or tablet devices.

Friday 30 January 2015

Register now for the Library Innovations Forum 2015

Join award winning international experts as they discuss recent innovations in the world of libraries.

Friday 30 January 2015

You are invited to the Risky Business Masterclass

Find out the what, why, how, and who of business support and advisory services, and the distinct role of the library in the business community.

Thursday 22 January 2015

Register now – free professional development

Registrations are now open for the Small Rural and Regional Libraries Program, Brisbane, 23-27 March 2015.

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Expressions of interest From Selection to Discovery

SLQ is seeking expressions of interest to participate in an education program, and receive funding of $5000, to support organisations in digitising and making accessible heritage material from their own collections and those of other local groups.

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Invitation to participate in a research project

The Information Systems School at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is seeking the participation of Queensland librarians to undertake a brief interview in regards to their experience of information use within their public library setting.

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Book now for the Changing Spaces workshop this February!

Have you ever wondered how to combine the physical with the virtual in public spaces? Do you want to encourage people to engage with learning, ideas, and literature in your library? Then book now for the Changing Spaces Workshop with Liz McGettigan!

1 April

Libraries as Creative Spaces Evaluation Project

The Libraries as Creative Spaces Evaluation Project looks to highlight and evaluate the impact of creative programs within libraries for local Queensland communities.

Last updated
1st January 2018