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eSmart Libraries

Check In - Edition 45

Two thirds of public libraries in Australia are now using the eSmart Libraries Framework to help them make sure that they are being smart, safe and responsible online!

The Telstra Foundation and the Alannah & Madeline Foundation would like to congratulate public libraries who are prioritising digital literacy, well-being and cyber safety. Your communities are benefiting from your actions, so keep it up!

We would like to give a special mention to Kimba Library Service, SA as they are the first School Community Library in Australia to reach eSmart status! Congratulations in leading the promotion of smart, safe and responsible use of digital technology amongst your community. 


We would like to give a big congratulations to the following libraries who have recently achieved eSmart accreditation:

Gympie Regional Council Library Service, QLD
City of Tea Tree Gully Library Service, SA
Kimba Library Service, SA
Darebin Libraries, VIC
Stonnington Library & Information Service, VIC
Albany Public Library, WA
Esperance Public Library, WA   
Welcome to eSmart!
More than 70% of WA libraries are now set to become eSmart as the state’s library governing body Public Libraries WA supports a roll out across all regions. 

Several eSmart registered libraries in South West Region WA attended an eSmart workshop at Donnybrook Library in March 2017.  Everyone had a great session looking at resources and discussing training ideas for staff and library users. 

Those joining eSmart Libraries include:
Adelaide Hills Library Services, SA 
Campbelltown City Council Library Service, SA
City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters Library Service, SA
Fraser Coast Libraries, QLD
Mareeba Shire Council Library, QLD
High Country Library Network, VIC 
Latrobe City Libraries, VIC 
Central Region, WA
Gascoyne Region, WA
Kimberley Region, WA

Merredin Region, WA
Mid West Region, WA

South West Region, WA
Upper Great Southern Region, WA
Murrindindi Library Service, VIC