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The Future is Here!

At the end of the first day of the EduTECH 2015 Conference in Brisbane, I arrived home at 8:15 pm after having dragged myself out of bed at 4:45 that morning. Boy, was it a long day! I sat on the lounge and began to tell my husband about my day....

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Remarkable Libraries – Spotlight on The Footpath Library

Libraries come in all shapes and sizes and fulfil numerous different functions. However the basic truth holds – those libraries that innovate and embrace their community, and their community’s needs, do the most extraordinary things. Welcome to our...

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BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

Picture this. A man walks into a library … (stop me if you’ve heard this one before). It’s his local library but it’s a new one that has just opened. He says to the library assistant, “I’d like to borrow a book”. The assistant replies, “Certainly!...

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Saving Budget – Articulating your library’s value to increase your library budget

Diminishing budgets, lack of money, cut-backs, scarcity, doing without, redundancies…. sound familiar? A frustrating reality for many libraries on a daily basis. But if we dissect this… what is really going on here?

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SMART Tables – The New Blackboards

When I was a little girl, starting school, I would marvel at my teacher’s skills and abilities to use coloured chalk to create intricate artworks on the blackboard.  People, animals and landscapes would all begin to emerge from the blackness.  Can...

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The Top 10 Skills Required for a Successful Library and Information Services Career

In a rapidly changing environment, it is critical that Library and Information Services (LIS) workers are equipped with the right skills to not only get the job done, but to excel and contribute to the wider organisation’s success. Some of these...

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“Devout Irreverence” – A summary of the Library Innovations Forum @ SLQ Part 1

In late March 2015, the State Library of QLD hosted its Library Innovations Forum – an annual forum for exploring the latest innovations, ideas and trends for the Library and Information Services (LIS) sector.

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10 Tips to Find the Right Course or Study Program

There are numerous big decisions we have to make in life, and selecting the right course for study is one of them. It can be a daunting process at the best of times, especially for those who have little-to-no experience in the Library and...

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Leadership and Vision for Library and Information Services

Leadership is required to steer a ship to its desired location. Whilst the pathway can vary and change, in the end, the destination remains constant. This destination, is the organisation’s vision. The pathway, is the organisational strategy and...

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