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Edition 31 - October 2015

Brimbank Libraries eSmart Working Group


The following libraries celebrated reaching eSmart Status during eSmart Week in September:

eSmart Week Competition

We were thrilled by the community participation in our inaugural National eSmart Week (7-11 September) this year.

More than 600 libraries and schools participated to promote the safe use of online technology in their community!

Share your involvement with us by nominating your library for Australia's most eSmart Town. Find out more and enter your library!

Spotlight on eSmart journey actions

The Registration Journey Helper outlines the first steps to take as you start your eSmart journey. It is a great resource to read prior to attending a training day. Inside you will find:

eSmart Resources

We have collated our favourite eSmart resources for this month. These include our new eSmart introduction video, help with setting up your library's eSmart webpage and a range of videos and examples to help you through each eSmart action. Find out more.

Stay Smart Online Week:
12 to 18 October 2015

Stay Smart Online Week this year aims to help Australia's small and medium businesses protect themselves from online cyber-attacks. A range of resources are available online to help community organisations, libraries, schools and other organisations to stay smart online. Take a look.

Spotlight on Noosa Library Service, QLD

"The creation of the cybersafety resources page on our website has been a valuable source of information for staff to provide customers with the important eSmart information they need."

Find out more about how Noosa Library is implementing eSmart.

Latest general cybersafety news, resources and research

  • Impending introduction of a Facebook 'dislike button'
  • New cybersafety research from Pew Research Center in the US
  • 'Muting' and 'blocking' people on Twitter
  • Find out more.

Training opportunities 

Our next training day will be held at the State Library of South Australia on Tuesday 10 November. The session provides practical learning with an overview of the eSmart Framework.

You can also take a personalised 30-minute webinar to discuss new tactics, or book us for one-on-one specialist guidance.

Email or phone Joanna on 03 9697 0605 to book.

Telstra's Australian Digital Inclusion Index

Last month Telstra launched the Australian Digital Inclusion Index. A three-year partnership with Swinburne Institute of Social Research and the Centre of Social Impact aims to better measure digital inclusion and inform policy and program responses to enable all Australians to enjoy the many benefits of online activity. Find out more.

Hop for Hope Family Day

This Saturday and Sunday is Hop for Hope Family Fun Day at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie!

Come down and enjoy special activities for the kids including colouring in, edible chocolate painting, visits by baby animals from Healesville Sanctuary, Buddy Bear will be popping by - and of course there's 40 painted kangaroos to meet! For more information about ‪#‎hopforhope‬ visit www.hopforhope.com.au

Starry Starry Night

Tickets are now on sale for this year's Starry Starry Night, to be held at Palladium at Crown on Saturday 21 November 2015. Details of the talent and entertainment will be revealed over the coming weeks, it's sure to be a great night! Find out more.

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 over 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.

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

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

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