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Fabulous exhibition now open! Visit "50 Treasures: Celebrating 50 Years of JCU" at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.

Spread the word!   JCU Library's long awaited 50 Treasures exhibition has now opened at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville.    Check the Gallery's opening hours here before you visit, as COVID restrictions may continue to ease and opening hours expand.  And remember there is no need to book, just turn up during opening hours.  All of the 50 Treasures are present in NQHeritage@JCU - our online repository for our Special Collections.  See the 50 Treasures online exhibition page .  We have created digital versions making it possible for  you to explore them further, in depth, from wherever you may be. See our short videos about the treasures on our youtube channel . Thinking about what to get friends and family for Christmas?  Check out the beautiful print version of the 50 Treasures exhibition catalogue, available from the Gallery for only $20.  Take a look over the digital version .  With 40 different authors involved - telling us the story of why this set of dive

Planned maintenance for ResearchOnline@JCU

ResearchOnline@JCU is scheduled for planned maintenance and will be offline from 19 November 5:00 pm (AEST). This service disruption is expected to be resolved by 21 November at 5:00 pm (AEST). Please contact ResearchOnline@jcu.edu.au for any queries.

See the 50 Treasures from our Special Collections

Ron Kenny,  The Bay , 196 8, watercolour on paper, 54 x 43cm. James Cook University Art Collection. © Anne Kenny, 2020. Photograph: Michael Marzik. Throughout 2020 we have been showcasing 50 Treasures from our Special Collections to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Cook University. It has been quite an adventure, and we hope you've had a chance to follow along with us on our posts on this blog . We have had many members of the wider JCU community contributing to these posts - including highly respected experts in their fields - and we are extremely grateful for the work they have put into telling us just why these treasures are significant. But you can explore the 50 Treasures in more depth! Seeing the Treasures in Person If you can find your way to the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville, the exhibition of our 50 Treasures project,  50 Treasures: Celebrating 50 Years of James Cook University , will be on display on the top floor of the gallery until 10 January 2021

Summer Opening Hours

The JCU Library changes to Summer Opening Hours on Friday 20th November, 2020. During this time, library services will be provided on weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm. There will be no services on the weekends. The Cairns library building will be open for shorter hours, and the after-hours spaces in the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library in Townsville will be restricted to the Information Commons . Until Week 1 of Semester 1, 2021 begins, our opening hours will be as follows: Cairns Campus Library :  Services Monday-Friday – 8:00am-5:00pm Weekends - Closed Building   Monday-Friday – 7:30am-10:00pm Weekends – 7:30am-10:00pm Eddie Koiki Mabo Library :  Services and Building Monday-Friday – 8:00am-5:00pm Weekends – Closed  The library will be completely closed from 12:00pm (midday) on Christmas Eve until 8:00am on Monday, 4th January. Our FAQs and online resources are available after hours. You are also welcome to contact us by email and we will respond during our opening hours.

Remote Australia Online Database

Logo used with permission Remote Australia Online Search is an aggregator of evidence-based reports and resources about remote Australia. Given the vast and often multifaceted issues surrounding the remote regions and its people, Remote Australia Online is a one stop shop for authoritative research on topics that impact remote regions and their people. Topics include education and its pathways, policy, social and cultural welfare, infrastructure, communication and natural resource management. What’s also special and unique about this online platform are the numerous types of content found within the database. A simple key word search on a particular topic reveal surprising results, for example see fire stick management . Some major topics include Sovereignty, Treaty, Native Title, Self-determination, Language, Fire Stick Management, Conservation, Climate Change, Drought, Bushtucker, Native Foods etc. There is a diverse group of publishers and authors: United Nations UN-Convention of

NAIDOC Week: Always Was, Always Will Be

NAIDOC Week takes place across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year we observe NAIDOC Week from 8-15 November due to COVID-19 restrictions in July. The theme, Always Was, Always Will Be recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for the land we call Australia for over 65,000 years, managing the land for a sustainable future. NAIDOC Week is a time to reflect on the importance of connection to country. We acknowledge the continuing legacies of the Bindal and the Wulgurukaba Peoples who are the original peoples of the Townsville region, and the Yirrganydji People, the original peoples of the Cairns region.  To mark the week this year we are sharing some of the work we have been doing that reflects the theme Always Was, Always Will Be. Mabo Interpretive Wall Located in the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, this permanent exhibition begins with the Birrigubba language welcome Wadda Mool

Access to the Library Buildings during Examination Super Hours

During the Examination Super Hours period, access to the Mabo Library Building in Townsville and the Cairns Library Building move into closer sync with each other. On weekdays, both buildings are open for student use and study from 7.30am to midnight . The buildings are not staffed with librarians for the entire time, so check out our opening hours to see if you will be able to talk to a librarian in person. Remember, our chat service is not location specific, so you may be able to chat to a librarian as long as we have librarians staffing at least one building. On weekends , the Mabo Library is open from 10am-10pm and the Cairns library is open from 7.30am-12.00am. Library staff will be available in person in Cairns from 11.00am-3.00pm, with librarians based in Townsville between 10.00am and 10.00pm. See our earlier post for more details about opening hours. To keep our staff and students safe, the buildings are accessible via swipe-card only from 7.00pm on weekdays and from 3.00pm