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Library and Information Week

Next week is Library and Information Week, an annual event organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). The various events and activities scheduled for this week, including National Simultaneous Storytime (details in a forthcoming post), celebrate the invaluable contribution libraries make to our lives–and this contribution is particularly evident…

Welcome to the Library

As we head into a new academic year, keep in mind that – whatever your course of study – the Library is here to help! QUT Library is the place to go if you want to: find books, journal articles, and other key resources for your assignments borrow…

Mo Can Do

Thinking of growing a moustache? November, or Movember, is the ideal time, as your mo can play an important role in promoting men’s health (it can look good, too). Conceived in Melbourne in 2003 to raise funds for prostate cancer research, Movember is now an international movement and…

Open Access Week at QUT

Guest blog by Professor Ginny Barbour, Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) & Professor in the Division of Research and Innovation, QUT As we head towards the end of October – we again turn our focus to a week dedicated to open access (OA). Now…

Brisbane Writers Festival

Celebrate the written word at this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival, 5-8 September. Hosted by the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), and various public libraries around Brisbane, the BWF features an impressive program of panel discussions, workshops, performances, and meet-the-writer sessions.…

National Science Week and Robotronica

From 10th to 18th August, science and technology take to the streets for National Science Week. Established in 1997, this annual celebration of science and technology acknowledges the contributions of Australian scientists to the world, and encourages members of the general public to engage with science in all…

NAIDOC Week 2019: Voice. Treaty. Truth.

Sunday July 7th marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week, an annual week of nation-wide events and activities celebrating the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week takes its name from the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, formed in the 1990s…

Exams – Are you prepared?

Exams will soon be upon us, and if you’re wondering how best to prepare (other than starting early), consider the following tips. Research has shown that being in the right room at the right time on the right date significantly increases your chances of passing an exam. Remember…

A Celebration of Books… and Copyright!

For those who love books (and who doesn’t?), 23 April is World Book Day, also known as World Book and Copyright Day, an annual UNESCO event promoting books, reading, publishing, and the protection of intellectual property through copyright. World Book Day is a great time to rediscover the thrill…