Newcastle Libraries is celebrating Australian Library and Information Week with a series of community events highlighting the skills and resilience needed to navigate the digital world.
Library and Information Week celebrates the work that library and information workers do all around Australia and showcases resources and services available to communities through programs and events.
Newcastle Libraries is partnering with ySafe, Headspace and Computer Pals to present cyber safety workshops to parents, young people and seniors about being safe online, gaming, screen time and anti-cyber bullying issues.
The workshops, held between 21-27 May, offer strategies to safeguard people of all ages and experience in the ever-changing digital world.
City of Newcastle’s launch event for Libraries and Information Week is the Humble Lecture at City Hall, featuring the renowned journalist and social commentator Stan Grant.
Grant will discuss the highly relevant topic of fake news while also exploring the importance of independent journalism as covered in his new book With the Falling of the Dusk.
The annual Humble Lecture is a City of Newcastle event established in honour of a young Newcastle Libraries staff member, Jennifer Humble, who passed away from cancer in 2018. Jennie was a passionate information professional concerned about democracy and social justice.
City Hall 19 May, 6pm – 7.30pm
Anti-Cyber Bullying Awareness
21 May 10am -11.30am
Anti-Cyber Bullying Awareness for Parents of Primary Students
24 May 12pm – 1pm
Anti-Cyber Bullying Awareness for Parents of High School Students
24 May 3.30pm – 4.45pm
Cybersmart Parents-Gaming and screen time
25 May 11am – 2.30pm
Using the Internet with Confidence and Safety for Seniors
26 May 2pm – 3pm
Anti-Cyber Bullying Awareness for Youth
27 May 1pm – 2.30pm – Cyber Safety