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UQL Cyberschool 2014 Seminar

The annual UQL Cyberschool Seminar will again be held at The Women's College, UQ St Lucia Campus, on Friday 25 July 2014. This year's theme is Share and connect: People, libraries and technology. Speakers will include Karen Bonanno from Eduwebinar, Shirley Birrell (President of SLAQ) and Samantha Harrington-McFeeter from the State Library of Queensland. A number of database and eBook vendors will also be presenting updates on their products. School principals, deputy principals, heads of departments, teacher-librarians and teachers are welcome to attend. The cost remains at $77. The full program and online registration will be available early in Term 2 from our website.

Links for secondary school teachers

Teachers, have a look at our new LibGuide for secondary school teachers which contains many useful, free online links for secondary school teachers, and is linked from our website.

Free online resources for secondary school students

Have a look at our new LibGuide. It contains links to free resources for secondary school students including websites, databases and ebooks, provided by the UQL Cyberschool.

Roly Sussex and UQ orchestra bring Carnival of the Animals to life in Brisbane

The University of Queensland student Symphony Orchestra will perform Carnival of the Animals in Brisbane on 26 May.

The University of Queensland student Symphony Orchestra will perform Carnival of the Animals in Brisbane on 26 May.
The University of Queensland student Symphony Orchestra is joining forces with writer, broadcaster and researcher Roland Sussex to present a musical classic in Brisbane on 26 May.

Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex will narrate during the student orchestra's performance of the Carnival of the Animals.

School of Music Manager Mr David Mayocchi said the musical suite and narration were rarely performed together.

"The combination will ensure an energetic and highly entertaining concert," he said.

"We're delighted Emeritus Professor Sussex from the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies has agreed to give the narration which accompanies this humorous and well-loved classic.

"One of the advantages of being part of The University of Queensland community is that we can co-operate with the extensive talent available in other schools to create unique and vibrant performances such as this.

"As a skilled narrator, Professor Sussex's contribution will not only complement the talents of our acclaimed pianists Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg, but will also greatly enhance the performance of our student musicians in the UQ Symphony Orchestra," Mr Mayocchi said.

Carnival of the Animals, written by French composer Saint-Saƫns in 1886, is a 14-movement musical 'zoo' featuring lions, elephants, kangaroos and tortoises, and is suitable for all ages and musical tastes.

A set of humorous verses to accompany the suites was written by American poet Ogden Nash in 1949.

Rachmaninoff's dramatic Symphony No. 2 in E minor will also be performed during the concert.

Event details:
What: Live concert: 'Carnival of Animals', performed by the UQ student Symphony Orchestra and narrated by Emeritus Professor Roland Sussex

When: Sunday 26 May, 2pm - 4pm

Where: Concert Hall, QPAC

Tickets: $25 / $18 concession (booking fees apply), available from the QPAC website

Database Discussions

As a result of our recent professional development activity - Cyberschool Update, 2013 - it was suggested that a discussion forum be formed for participants to share information and ask questions with regards to databases and eBooks.

As a discussion starter, what session did you find most informative and why?

Click on this link which takes you to our Professional Development page to see presentations from most speakers.

Please note: non-UQ staff and students are not able to comment at the moment. If you email your comments to cyberschool@library.eq.edu.au, we would be happy to upload them to the Blog for you.