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Edition 34 - February 2016

Welcome to our first eSmart Libraries newsletter of 2016.

This year is the Year of Digital Inclusion and a wonderful opportunity for your library to acheive eSmart Accreditation within the next 12 months.

Please contact us if you would like assistance breaking down your eSmart journey into smaller segments. Many libraries have benefitted from reviewing the components of the framework in this way.

We look forward to continuing our work with you to create a cybersafe hub for your community.

The eSmart Libraries Team
 

eSmart Libraries in Australia

There are currently 19 eSmart Status Libraries services across Australia, representing 108 library branches. These branches are happy for you to contact them if you're interested in finding our about their eSmart Journey.

We recently visited some of our wonderful Perth Libraries to offer training and help ticking off actions. During our four day visit these superstar eSmart Coordinators ticked off a total off 77 actions in the System Tool, a fantastic effort. Please contact us if you would like some assistance too.
 

eSmart Celebrations

Pictured: Parramatta Libraries Working Group - L-R: Ranjini Panicker (Management Rep), Suzanne Micallef , (Management rep), Dean McDowell (Library Officer – Customer service rep), Ali Hussein (Coordinator & Technology rep).

A number of big milestones were acheived by eSmart Libraries across Australia at the end of 2015. In December Parramatta Libraries became the first library in NSW to achieve eSmart, followed swiftly by Blacktown Libraries, NSW.

Libraries ACT, which comprises of all library branches in the capital territory, also acheived eSmart Status in December.

Wanneroo Public Libraries led the way in WA in becoming the first accredited eSmart library service in the state. Take a look at their eSmart page on their website for ideas on how you can present cybersafety information to your community.

Well done to all and we can't wait to see what 2016 brings!
 

Case Study: Karratha WA

Pictured: Sarah Barton, Gloria Preston, Joyce Williams, Amber Turnbull (absent).

The City of Karratha Libraries Working Group are pleased with the progress made toward accreditation over the last six months. Karratha Library used the eSmart digital surveys to help staff understand the digital needs of their community.

eSmart Coordinator at Karratha Libraries, Gloria Preston, has shared a case study about their eSmart journey thus far. Find out more.
 

Winner of National eSmart Week

East-Loddon P-12 College in Dingee Victoria, has been voted the winner of our National eSmart Week competition.

Their wonderful creative digital submission involved all levels of the school and demonstrated how they reached out to their community.

Take a look at their submission.
 

Spotlight on Domain Two

Domain Two is all about updating your eSmart Library Agreements and Procedures.

Most libraries have a number of agreements and operating procedures in place already, which may just need a tweak to include eSmart. We have collated resources from Blacktown, the City of Stirling, Whitehorse Manningham, Onkaparinga and Yarra Plenty Regional libraries to help you update your own procedures in line with eSmart.

Access the resources.
 

Support Opportunities

Whether you are progressing well with your eSmart journey or have stalled for a while, we are excited to offer a range of support to all libraries. Contact us for a quick chat or to request a resources that has been designed and implemented by other eSmart libraries.

We can also arrange an eSmart Libraries training session at your library. Let us know your requirements and we’ll do the rest.

To book email or call us on 1300 538 534
 

It's Safer Internet Day tomorrow!

Be smart, play your part.

Tuesday 9 February 2016 is Safer Internet Day (SID). Join the global celebration and play your part for a better internet. The Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner has a number of resources, including a poster and online games for the whole community to use.

Please email us your SID library photos for the next edition.

Find out what you can do in your library.
 

Focus on identity theft

To celebrate Data Privacy Day and Safer Internet Day, here is some considered advice regarding online buying and selling to pass onto your library users:
 

Cybersafety news and resources

 

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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