Loved that it was brief, yet rich in content

Andrea, Kathleen, Catherine and Abby delivered nine sessions of Collect Connect Community: an introduction to the State Library of NSW for public library staff in 2017. 

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 suits all levels of staff including new public library staff and those seeking to refresh their knowledge.

Over the year, 77 participants made the trip to the State Library to do the CCC (as we call the course for short), from 23 councils including Albury, the Blue Mountains, Tenterfield, Sutherland, Blacktown and Campbelltown to name just a few. The course was held regularly throughout the year, in May, June, August, September and November.

We will be presenting the CCC again in 2018. Five sessions have been scheduled - in February, March, April, May and June, with some sessions already fully booked. More sessions are planned for the second half of 2018. Find more information and booking forms.

Thank you to all who attended the course this year, and we look forward to seeing many more of you in 2018!