Tell Us! consultation project for nine to 17 year olds

Many may already be familiar with SLQ’s great programs for kids, like Story Lab, Summer Reading Club and SlammED, and we are always striving to continuously improve young peoples’ input and engagement with SLQ’s programming, resources and activities. To this end, we have recently kicked off Tell Us! a consultation project that works with nine to 17 year olds to influence planning for future programming here at SLQ.

The Tell Us! project is being managed by human ventures’ lowercase team working collaboratively with SLQ staff. Tell Us! uses a ‘peer-research’ inquiry model - meaning that a project crew of young people will develop the research framework and carry out much of the research.

The project crew had its first meeting at SLQ on Sunday 4 August. As well as developing a framework for the research, and developing their communication skills, the project crew explored how the consultation process could utilise social media to reach a diverse audience across Queensland. It was also a chance to experiment with the technical equipment they will be using throughout the consultation.

Skilled up and ready to go, the project crew will be talking to children and young people around Brisbane to identify how their interests  may connect and intersect with the State Library of Queensland and the cultural precinct .. We will also be exploring new design possibilities for future programming.

SLQ is interested in hearing from young people who may be interested in having a say and being part of this consultation. If you are keen to be involved, contact me (Emma) on 3842 9827, like the Tell Us Facebook page, or watch this space for more information.

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