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Edition 26 - May 2015

Privacy Awareness week: 3 - 9 May

This week is Privacy Awareness Week, this global annual event promotes awareness of privacy issues and highlights the importance of protecting personal information online. Find out how to get involved at your library.

Hooray for Logan City Council Libraries

Congratulations to Logan City Council Libraries, the first Queensland library to achieve eSmart Status! Have a look at Logan's 'Are you eSmart Savvy?' web page.

eSmart Status boosts cybersafety in Wellington Shire 

Mayor, Cr Carolyn Crossley, said "This achievement has been the culmination of hard work by our library staff, as they integrate cybersafety into our daily operations, staff development and organisational culture." Find out more. 

Spotlight on Monash Public Library Service

Monash Public Library Service are currently in the Implementing Phase of eSmart, and aim to gain eSmart status across their six service points next month. Find out more. 

Upcoming training

We are excited to return to Perth in June for another face-to-face training session. We also have a new webinar for all eSmart Coordinators beginning their journey available. Find out more about these two sessions. Remember you can find and register for all upcoming training sessions on our training page. 


Spotlight on eSmart resources

This month our resources focus on 'Domain One: Library Vision, Strategy and Leadership'. 'Domain One' looks at aligning the eSmart Libraries Framework to existing library strategies and council business plan. Find out more.

Best cybersafety resources for May

A selection of our top cybersafety resources for this month, including a website to help you navigate cybersafety laws in Australia and a great new site that covers pornography, young people and sexuality today. Find out more.

Introducing eSmart Week

We are proud to announce that we will soon launch our very first National eSmart Week - to be held from the 7th to 11th of September this year! The aim of the week is to bring together eSmart libraries and schools, to raise awareness in communities about cybersafety, digital literacy and digital inclusion. More information to come. 

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 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 40% 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.

Web. www.esmartlibraries.org.au
Email. esmartlibraries@amf.org.au
Phone. 1300 538 534

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