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Edition 39 - July 2016

Pictured: Greater Dandenong Libraries

Welcome to the July eSmart Libraries newsletter.

It's time to register for this year's National eSmart Week, 5 - 9 September!

Participating in National eSmart Week is a great opportunity to showcase your library's commitment to cyber safety, while progressing your eSmart journey.

Do you have a digital learning story to share? We would love to promote the work that your staff are doing to guide and support patrons in the online world. Please send a short outline to us and we will follow up, email: Joanna.whitford@amf.org.au

Need a helping hand?  We are on the road in Victoria and New South Wales, and will be travelling to Queensland in August. If you would like a free one-hour session with a member of the eSmart Libraries support team contact esmartlibraries@amf.org.au to book.

Important dates to remember: Upcoming events to note in the diary include the Biannual National Centre Against Bullying Conference (28 and 29 July) in Melbourne, National eSmart Week (5 to 9 September) and the eSmart Showcase event in Ipswich (Wednesday 7 Sep).
We hope you enjoy this edition.


The eSmart Libraries Team.

Where in Australia are eSmart libraries

Over the past four years eSmart Libraries registrations have reached almost 50% of all public libraries in Australia!

The libraries are spread across Australia with 44% in metropolitan areas, 49% in regional and 7% in remote. 

View the full list of libraries participating in eSmart.

Have you registered for National eSmart Week?

eSmart Week is a great way to complement your eSmart journey, as all of the activities we provide are linked to the eSmart Framework and most can be submitted as evidence.

Make sure to register to keep up to date and be sent the National eSmart Week Toolkit. It's full of free library activity ideas!

Are you having trouble with the System Tool?

If you are experiencing any System Tool difficulties try a new browser - Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. Please ensure your browser is up to date if you continue to have trouble.

Within the coming weeks you will notice a change to the look of the System Tool - we have been improving and streamlining it to make it easier for you to progress through your journey. Stay tuned!

Thank you for sharing

We would like to say a big thank you to all the libraries who have kindly shared their eSmart evidence and designed brochures and policies.

The Resources Library now visually identifies each library services contribution. Can you see your library logo? If not, upload an evidence submission today. Submissions can be entered at any point in your journey.

Take a look at Port Adelaide's Code of Conduct - one of the many outstanding resources in the updated library.

Latest eSmart resources

  • Wimmera Regional Library Corporation in Victoria have designed new mouse pads for their library PC’s. The design has incorporated well-being and positive behaviour and will be viewed by all users in the library. What a great way to complete Action 2.1.
  • Wimmera Regional Library Corporation has also designed a social media guide to tick off actions in Domain 4. This guide outlines some of the resources presented by The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner.
  • The City of Karratha Libraries in WA has provided a great example of how to plan your eSmart journey. At the end of the planning stage all libraries are required to submit a document like this, which demonstrates to us how you will move forward with implementing eSmart.
  • Berrigan Libraries in NSW have created a Libraries Guidelines Booklet that rolls their acceptable use policies and library terms and conditions into one booklet. A fantastic resource for regional libraries completing domain two.

Latest cybersafety resources, news and research

New resources from ThinkUKnow, The Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner, Commonsense Media and more. 

Take a look.

Come and visit us at ALIA

The eSmart Libraries team will be at the upcoming ALIA conference at the end of August in Adelaide. We will be available to provide advice throughout the week. Come and say hello, we’d love to meet you.

For more information and tickets visit the ALIA website.

Case Study - Berrigan Libraries NSW

Berrigan eSmart Working Group: L-R: Anne Nevins, Rebecca Smithers, Jenny Congdon, Meredith Good, Lyn Casey. 

Where are you at in your eSmart Libraries journey?

Currently we are half way. After the initial training at Wagga in 2013, it was decided that eSmart should be incorporated into our forthcoming Strategic Plan and thus part of our workload.

Read the full case study.

NCAB conference July 2016 - Special NSW, TAS and SA offer

This year's NCAB conference will be held on the 28th and 29th of July 2016 at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne.

NSW, TAS and SA attendees are able to access a 20% discount off their stay at Short Stay Apartments in Whiteman Street Southbank (minutes from the CBD) over the period of the NCAB Conference - which can be extended to include the weekend. Email events@amf.org.au to take up this offer. 

For more information on this year's NCAB Conference visit: www.ncab.org.au/ncab2016

Our partnership with the Telstra Foundation

Launched in August 2012 by the former Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Julia Gillard MP, our $8 million, multi-year partnership with the Telstra Foundation is delivering eSmart Libraries. The Framework is being provided in collaboration with Australia's library network over the next six years to all of Australia's 1,500 public libraries for free.

eSmart Libraries is now in almost 50% of public libraries across the country.

Contact us

This eNewsletter is primarily distributed to eSmart Coordinators and branch champions. If you would like to add a colleague to the list, please email us.

You can find previous editions of this newsletter within the 'latest news' section of our website.

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Email. esmartlibraries@amf.org.au
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