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eSmart Libraries Newsletter - Edition 53

This is our final newsletter for the year and what a year it’s been. Registrations to eSmart Libraries officially closed in June following an incredibly successful six year rollout. Libraries are offering more online training sessions than ever and supporting the whole community with tips and advice to use digital technology in smart, safe and responsible ways.

Next year we will release four newsletters, one each term offering ideas and resources to support you towards eSmart status. Remember, if you have reached eSmart status you can still register for membership free of charge. Look out for an invitation to register we’ll send you when your library becomes eSmart.

New libraries joining eSmart

The option to register online for eSmart Libraries has now formally closed, however registration interest can still be considered. Please forward this newsletter to any library service that may be interested to join the program this year.

Libraries wishing to find out more about joining the program are welcome to contact us for a chat at:

eSmart Celebrations
Congratulations to the following libraries who have become eSmart since National eSmart Week in September:

City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Library Service, SA
Corangamite Regional Library Corporation, VIC
Wodonga Library Service, VIC
City of Bayswater Library Service, WA
City of Melville Library Service, WA
City of Perth Library Service, WA

eSmart resources 
We have highlighted some of our favourite resources from 2018. Check them out below. Did you know, the Sustaining Phase only takes a couple of months/meetings to complete?

Gap Analysis: Sustaining Phase

While you are completing eSmart, you may want to let your community know. To do this we’ve developed a new button you can place on your emails, printed materials and websites.

As new eSmart resources are developed they are launched in the newsletters before being added to the Resource Library. Review this year’s newsletters for 2018’s collection.
Brand New: best practice resources from libraries  

City of Melville Libraries, WA designed a fabulous Digital Skills Survey for their staff team, which directed the Working Group to where they could most assist with training requirements.

Throughout 2018, City of Melville Library Service, WA hosted a number of events and welcomed leading industry speakers to present on cyber safety topics to parents, carers and teachers.