• Understanding Family History and Family Historians
    Family historians are frequent users of public libraries – whether to access e-resources such as Ancestry Library Edition, to use onsite collections and resources, or to draw on the expertise of librarians. In collaboration with the Local Studies Special Interest Group and in partnership with the University of Tasmania, Public Libraries Victoria hosted an online seminar on the 20 October 2021. Speakers included Dr Naomi
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  • Public Libraries: Digital Inclusion and Innovation
    On Thursday, 2 September the Committee for Melbourne hosted a forum with our member Public Libraries Victoria, as part of the Victorian Government’s Digital Innovation Festival to explore the digital community within our libraries, and to strengthen collaboration and information sharing. A selection of local libraries were given the opportunity to showcase their use of innovative IT and to provide examples of community and stakeholder
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  • Build, play, learn – how libraries are sharing science in Science Week
    In addition to the event, Can Stories Save Us? organised by PLV as part of the Inspiring Victoria ACCLIMATISE program, libraries across Victoria are celebrating National Science Week from 13-22 August. Inspiring Victoria has published an article summarising this activity. National Science Week is approaching, and Victorian libraries are bringing science out of the books on their shelves to life. With interactive workshops, activities, and
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  • Can Stories Save Us? – Registrations now open
    Registrations now open! PLV is proud to present an exciting online professional development session for library staff to mark National Science Week 2021. You can register here. Your registration fee of $10.00 includes a resource pack and entry into a book prize draw. Can Stories Save Us? Using fiction and creative non-fiction to start conversations about climate change Tuesday 17 August, 9.30am – 11:30am, online
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  • Victoria’s Public Libraries in the era of COVID-19
    Victoria’s public libraries have continued to serve their communities despite the challenges faced by lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following list of case studies is illustrative, but by no means exhaustive, of ways in which libraries have adapted to changing circumstances and community needs. The Libraries Change Lives COVID-19 Showcase was broadcast on 10 September 2020 to highlight how Victorian public libraries are
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