Collect Connect Community: an introduction to the State Library

State Library NSW exterior entrance

State Library NSW exterior entrance

This interactive hands-on program introduces public library staff to the State Library. The Library’s Strategic Plan Collect Connect Community provides the thematic framework for exploring the State Library's website, collections and services.

In addition to introducing public library staff to the role and history of the State Library, participants learn how to search the catalogues, explore stories, understand how public library clients can access resources from home, find out about the Library's specialist services including Learning and Indigenous Services, use research guides, and understand the role of Public Library Services. The program will suit all levels of staff including new public library staff and those seeking to refresh their knowledge.

Please note this course will be delivered using iPads.

Feedback from participants

A good opportunity to learn and ask questions because of the small group size - less intimidating and more conducive to chat 

Presenters were knowledgeable and passionate about their work and this made the day interactive and enjoyable.

My knowledge and capacity to utilise the State Library resources has increased tenfold.

All public library staff regardless of experience would benefit from this course.

2017 Program

Nine sessions were scheduled in 2017, in May, June, August, September and November.

Remaining 2017 sessions: Thursday 16 November 9am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 5pm (fully booked)

2018 Program

Five sessions are planned for the first part of 2018:

Friday 16 February

Thursday 22 March

Thursday 12 April

Friday 25 May

Friday 22 June

Further courses will be offered later in the year.

Each session runs for 3.5 hours, including a short tea break. There are 16 participants in each session.

The State Library provides the cost of first class return rail travel for participants travelling from libraries more than 100km away - more details can be found on the travel claim form.

Please contact Catherine Bryant if you have any questions about the course.