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Hands-on sessions

Monday 26 June 2017, 4pm-6pm

Queensland Terrace

eBook Platforms Simplified with Desley Cullen

Libraries are always looking to provide a better service for our customers. New York Public Library has developed an APP that enables library members to borrow an ebook in 3 clicks. State Library is looking to you for feedback about your experience with ebooks so together we can develop better experiences for our library customers.

Meet Padbot, the telepresence robot with Brendan and Paul from IT etc Training

Every Saturday at State Library, community members join free Learn to Code classes with IT etc Training as part of the 2017 Digital Futures theme. Padbot, the telepresence robot, is always in attendance as it serves as a stand-in for remote participants. The robot connects with an iPad, iPad mini or Android tablet via Bluetooth, can move around using its wheels and can angle its head upward or downward to adjust its field of vision.

Technologies for all ages with Tyler Wellensiek, SLQ

State Library supports Queensland public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres with a host of new technologies and ideas. Come along to meet Nao; Ozobot, the world’s smallest programmable robot; mBot; Blue-Bot; Cubetto; Code-a-pillar; and more. Hear from the team’s recent experiences travelling Queensland providing hands-on workshops for staff and communities.

eSmart Libraries

Learn about what it takes it become an eSmart library. eSmart Libraries complements the work you are already doing by integrating online safety into your digital programming.
Visit us to receive free access to the eSmart portal including  200+ best practice digital literacy resources designed by public libraries across Australia.  Ask us about our complimentary staff training modules, pick up best practice marketing materials and take home tips on how to help you and your customers stay safe online.

Fun Face Lab with Jacinta Sutton, SLQ

Fun Face Lab was born from the desire to create an experience that would successfully engage library users with heritage collections. Have you ever wondered how you would look as a musician or a pilot? Faceswap yourself onto an historical image from our Digital Image Collection.

Share the digital inclusion message with our GIF Booth

Grab a robot and have some fun in the GIF Booth. The newest craze in photo booths, the GIF Booth takes photos in quick succession and then merges then together to create fantastic GIF files that can be instantly shared to your favourite social media channel. Don’t forget to tag @slqld and your own library service. #digitalfutures #qldlibraries

Music for everyone – Skoog with Andrei Maberley, The Edge

The Skoog is a hands-on music controller aimed at accessible music creation and play, packaged in a robust and easily used soft foam cube. It is paired with an IOS music app and a large library of songs – ready for you to jam on. Come along to examine the tech behind how the Skoog works, with the challenge of making a DIY Bluetooth controller.

Cultural Forecourt, SLQ

Think Digital Coach

The Think Digital Coach is a purpose-built 14 metre hi-tech mobile classroom (bus) driving digital education and experiences into regional, rural and remote Australia. The mission is to help prepare people to get the most out of the digital world by highlighting the benefits, building confidence and improving their skills.

Level 2, SLQ

Discover the Digital Futures Lab

The Digital Futures Lab in the SLQ Gallery is an interactive experience which is part studio, part game space, part exhibition. This immersive space is designed to make you think and maybe even look twice. Explore smart cities and digital bodies, real life robots and risky algorithms. Immerse yourself in virtual worlds, learn mindfulness from a machine, and share your dreams and predictions for the future. Part of State Library’s 2017 theme Digital Futures.

Learn how to support people of all abilities with Quantum Reading Learning Vision

Quantum Reading Learning Vision is Australia’s leading supplier of electronic vision aids. Quantum has supplied many libraries throughout Australia with magnification and reading equipment, such as the Clearview Wideview Speech, Zoomtext and OpenBook, so that visitors with vision impairment or readers struggling with dyslexia can access library materials and computer information more easily. Try the new OrCam MyEye wearable scanner reader with face recognition and much more.

Adaptive technologies with Jennie Nicholl, SLQ

Join Jennie on a tour of State Library between 4.00-4.45pm to learn more about the Disability Services available. Then stop by level 2 to join Jennie to find out more about SLQ’s adaptive and assistive technologies, including MAGic and OpenBook. Explore how MAGic enables you to change screen colours, use magnification and activate speech, and how OpenBook enables you to scan and read a document into electronic format, and display and read content aloud.

Last updated
22nd June 2017