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NAIDOC Week 2021

Sunday 4 July marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week, seven days of nation-wide events and activities celebrating the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  This annually observed week takes its name from the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, formed in the…

Exams – Be Prepared!

As we approach exam time, keep in mind that early preparation is the best way to reduce pre-exam stress! Here are some tips to help you get organised. Double-check the date, time, and location of your exam/s. Also check which materials you are permitted to bring in. If…

Take Action – National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW), which runs between 27 May and 3 June every year, features a range of activities celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, and promoting reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This year’s NRW theme, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges…

World Book and Copyright Day 2021

The late Argentine short-story writer, poet, and essayist Jorge Luis Borges famously wrote that he imagined paradise as a kind of library (he was also a librarian). If Borges were here today, he would no doubt be looking forward to 23 April, the official date of World Book…

Cite right with cite|write

Are you working on an assignment and wondering: How do I cite this source?  Or maybe: Why do I cite this source? Or maybe even: Do I have to cite it at all? You can find the answers in QUT cite|write. The ‘Cite’ section of this invaluable online…

Poetry in Motion

Poetry lovers everywhere, rejoice! 21st of March is World Poetry Day. Declared by UNESCO in 1999, World Poetry Day is a celebration of poetry and poets of all stripes. It aims to promote the reading, writing, and teaching of this millennia-old literary form. More specifically, WPD encourages a…

Summer Reading 2020

Remember the joys of reading for pleasure? If you’re keen to get stuck into a good book these holidays, QUT Library has a great selection–including these overlooked contemporary Australian gems: Profound and mysterious, Shaun Prescott’s  debut novel The Town documents an unnamed…

GIF IT UP 2020

Voting is now open for the 7th edition of GIF IT UP, an annual GIF-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material. GIF IT UP is run by Europeana in cooperation with Digital Public Library of America, Digital NZ, Trove in Australia, and (as of…