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Gold Coast City Libraries in the News–commercialisation mooted

Posted April 29th 2013 @ 9:25 pm by Peta Hopkins

I’m a Gold Coaster, and the first I heard about this story was from a tweet about a Library Journal (US publication) article. Queensland, Australia: City Looks to Commercialise #Libraries via @infodocket Tip: @mattrweaver — Library Journal (@LibraryJournal) April 26, 2013 A short time later I found the article on our local newspaper website [...]

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Qld Government Libraries Funding Petition

Posted September 14th 2012 @ 9:27 am by Peta Hopkins

An online petition has been created asking the Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman and the Ministers to reinstate funding for the Queensland Government Departmental Libraries. It looks like the target of 600 signatures is going to be surpassed. Image by League of Women Voters of California  used under a Creative Commons Licence.

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Qld Library Government Cuts– Bits and pieces

Posted September 11th 2012 @ 5:00 pm by Peta Hopkins

It’s topical in the tropical state, but I don’t have enough time to really pull this together as well as I’d like. From today’s (11 September 2012) p. 5 Courier Mail. Black day for coal jobs: positions slashed as industry reels from price falls and slowing China. This article is accompanied by a table outlining [...]

Libraries in a Google World on today

Posted June 21st 2012 @ 8:19 am by Peta Hopkins

The State Library of Queensland is hosting a forum today with some of my favourite tweeps speaking/participating. How do libraries reassert their identity as providers of balanced and significant information in the age of Google? That’s the question of the day. Follow the hashtag #LiGW2012 on Twitter or you can see them captured as a [...]

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LINTerview: Jo Beazley talks about Tech for Toddlers program at Logan Libraries

Posted March 6th 2011 @ 8:00 pm by Peta Hopkins

It’s been a long time since we published a LINTerview, but last week Jo tweeted about a staff award her team had won, and one tweet led to another and to a blog post… Jo is Youth Outreach Librarian at Logan Library Service in Queensland.  Logan has 280,000 residents, 63 suburbs, 9  libraries spread across [...]

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Wanted: food donations. Will waive library fines.

Posted June 6th 2010 @ 1:56 pm by zaana

Brisbane City Council is setting an example for all libraries with their current initiative – they are giving people the opportunity to have their library fines waived in exchange for donating a can of food to Foodbank who distribute food donations to welfare agencies. The Council last ran a similar scheme in 2005 and collected [...]

ALIA Access conference – online options

Posted May 28th 2010 @ 7:17 pm by Warren Cheetham

ALIA Access 2010 is taking place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 1 – 3 September 2010. The 2010 event will challenge the traditional format of ALIA conferences with a focus on making the conference more ‘accessible’ for delegates and vendors. More will be revealed as the planning progresses…… The 3-day multi-sector conference [...]

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2009 QPLA / PLA Conference – Challenge & Change

Posted September 2nd 2009 @ 2:22 pm by Warren Cheetham

Public Libraries Australia (PLA), the Queensland Public Libraries Association (QPLA), ALIA and the Townsville City Council are partnering to bring you: QPLA/PLA CONFERENCE 2009 : CHANGE AND CHALLENGE 11 – 14 October 2009 Jupiters Townsville Hotel and Casino The theme of the conference is appropriately Change and Challenge. It will feature many outstanding speakers and will highlight [...]

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Another library 2.0 unconference at SLQ

Posted October 1st 2008 @ 11:46 am by Peta Hopkins

Registrations for the second slq Library 2.0 UnConference are now open. THEME:    Web 2.0. Now what?  DATE:       Thursday 20 November 2008 TIME:         8:30 – 4:30 (coffee available from 8:30am, post-conference drinks from 4:30pm). VENUE:     State Library of Queensland COST:       $40 (includes an admission entry to the Game On exhibition being held at slq, and all [...]

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Repositories – event in Brisbane

Posted August 27th 2008 @ 1:18 pm by Peta Hopkins

Anyone interested in the development of research repositories might like to go to this upcoming ARROW event in Brisbane. “Repositories : into the future” will be held at Customs House in Brisbane on Tuesday the 14th October. It is followed the next day by ARROW Community Day at Queensland University of Technology. Details: News and [...]

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