IDAHOBIT Day at YPRL

Yarra Plenty Regional Library (YPRL) has prepared an inclusive International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT Day) program for Friday May 17th.  IDAHOBIT was launched globally in 2004 to celebrate LGBTQI people.  As part of IDAHOBIT Day, Whittlesea Library will be presenting a Rainbow Storytime where a local drag queen will join our librarians…
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Meet the voice behind your favourite audiobook

Have you ever wondered about the voices on your favourite audiobooks? Most audiobook narrators are professional voice actors – and many have their own fan followings! One of Australia’s most popular audiobook narrators is Humphrey Bower who narrates titles for Bolinda Audio. Humphrey won the prestigious Audie Award (a US-based award) for his performance of…
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Gus Balbontin on adaptability

YPRL recently brought all staff together for a development day of networking, learning and planning for the future. One of the biggest conversation-starters of the day was our keynote speaker, Gus Balbontin, who challenged us to innovate, adapt, and allow our patron's needs to drive our processes (not the other way around).   Here are a few notes…
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Infinite Possibilities: learnings from ALIA’s Info Online conference

Held across several big days in Sydney, ALIA’s Info Online conference really did seem to present “infinite possibilities”! I was so inspired by the range of topics presented and the expertise of the speakers. I gravitated towards sessions on tech, ways of working and inclusivity, so I present here a few of the "possibilities" that…
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The Australian Libraries You Need to Follow on Instagram

     With over 1 billion active users worldwide, Instagram needs no introduction. Book lovers on the social media site gravitate towards the millions of posts to be found on the #Bookstagram hashtag – where reviews, gossip, book talk and of course gorgeous photos are being shared every second. Or #bibliophile, #booknerd and #bookworm… the…
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