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State Library has proudly provided library services to the people of Queensland for more than 100 years.
Here are some of the highlights of our service.
Construction of the Millennium Library Project commences.
Flood waters from the Brisbane River breach the basement and car park of the State Library building and the lower level of The Edge, necessitating the closure of the Library for five weeks. There is no damage to the Library's collections.
Janette Wright is appointed as CEO and State Librarian.
State Library of Queensland joins with libraries across Australia to celebrate the National Year of Reading.
The Next Horizon: VISION 2017 for Queensland public libraries is a strategic vision for Queensland’s public libraries 2013–2017. It was developed in partnership between State Library of Queensland the Local Government Association of Queensland and the Queensland Public Libraries Association.
Launch of SLQ Multicultural Workforce Strategy outlining State Library’s commitment to improving representation and engagement of employees from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds — with a view to growing and developing our workforce capability to best meet the needs of all Queenslanders.
Establishment of the GRAIL service - Government Research and Information Library (GRAIL) which provides a range of research and library services and resources to support the business requirements of number of Queensland Government Departments.
SLQ took leadership of the Queensland Literary Awards - a community driven collaborative awards program which nurtures and celebrates the talent and achievements of Australian writers.
In partnership with public libraries the Best Start family literacy program was launched to support stronger language and literacy for children from 0–5 years and their families. Now called First 5 Forever.