Library Week and National Simultaneous Storytime

Griffith University library celebrates National Simultaneous Storytime 2019!

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. This is the second year that Griffith University, in conjunction with Yarranlea Primary School, has participated.

NSS 2019 features Matt Cosgrove’s fun and colourful ‘Alpacas with Maracas’.

What do you do when you have a lot of spirit but not a lot of talent? Compete in a talent show, of course!

Do Al and Macca win the talent contest? You’ll have to read the book to find out!

Find out more about National Simultaneous Storytime and watch out for our update with pictures of the fun as we read Alpacas with Maracas!

Celebrating diversity with IDAHOBIT

Rainbow flag


Did you know the libraries are Safe Places?

And on Friday 17 May each campus will be raising the rainbow flag to show our solidarity on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia – IDAHOBIT.

Join us for a cupcake and some great ALLY Network merchandise as we show our support for the LGBTIQ+ community and continue to encourage inclusivity.

Friday 17 May 2019


  • Mt Gravatt 9.15 am with Professor Gerry Docherty, Dean (Research)
  • Nathan 10 am with Martin Betts, DVC (Engagements)
  • South Bank (QCGU) 11 am with Professor Paul Mazerolle, PVC (AEL)
  • Logan noon with Dr Angella Duvnjak
  • Gold Coast 2 pm with Marnie King, HR Strategy and Innovations

At Griffith, everyone belongs.

Dr Snigdha Tiash for World Malaria Day

Dr Snigdha Tiash Research Fellow GRIDD

25 April is World Malaria Day (WMD). The Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) conducts research with the goal of developing new drugs to eradicate malaria. Today we are featuring a research fellow in the Skinner-Adams Group at GRIDD, Dr Snigdha Tiash, who is also helping organise this year’s activities at the institute to commemorate WMD.

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Eva Hesping for World Malaria Day

Eva Hesping, PhD candidate at Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), Compounds Australia.

25 April is World Malaria Day. The World Health Organization reports 219 million new cases of malaria as recently as 2017. You can find papers on malaria research being conducted by Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) on Griffith Research Online and get to know our Griffith researchers. Today we are featuring Eva Hesping, a PhD candidate, at GRIDD.

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Human Library a success!

Did you ‘borrow’ a human book?

As we celebrated Harmony Week across the University, we held our annual Human Library on March 20. This event provided an opportunity to converse with someone about their lives, what makes them who they are, and most importantly, creates a safe place for open communication and ideas. The Human Library hopes to break down barriers, challenge beliefs and create a more tolerant society.

This year we had 14 wonderful human ‘books’, brave enough to share their stories with our readers. The books on offer included Sexually Abused Child, Lesbian Priest, Alcoholic, Prisoner of War, Jewish, along with representatives of our First People and many more. The Readers and Books asked questions and listened, in turn recognising the Human Book is not just a label, but they also had a story to tell.

Head over to our YouTube channel and take a look at the final product that raps up the day perfectly.


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The winner of our Griffith Then & Now competition is…

@md_mahdi11 – east car park after a bushfire decades ago & now #griffiththenandnow

This year we held our first ever ‘Griffith: Then & Now’ competition. We did our best at creating Then & Now photos, then we asked you guys to come up with your own.

And we have to say, we loved seeing your take on a ‘Then & Now’ photo – you guys sure are a talented bunch.

We’ve had some amazing entries, and, after a week of voting, we have a winner!

Congratulations @md_mahdi11, you’ve scored yourself a $100 visa card!

Thanks to everyone who entered, voted or simply watched from afar.

We’d like to give a special mention to @trentellis11 – check out his image (below) of when he was a student at QCA’s sculpture studio in 1990, back when QCA was located at Morningside – compared to the derelict old Morningside site in 2015.

@trentellis11 – QCA Morningside Sculpture Studio 1990-2015. #griffiththenandnow

Loved seeing Griffith’s history come to life? Follow @GriffithArchive on social media, or hop on over to the Archive website.


Vote for your favourite Griffith Then & Now image!

Our students, staff and alumni have been busy snapping away their ‘Griffith: Then & Now’ images – now it’s time to select the winner of our $100 prize.

This is an Instagram competition, so voting is Instagram based – and it’s as simple as 1, 2!

We’ll collate all likes, and the post with the most likes as of next Friday (29 March) wins.

Alright – time to get voting! 😉