Tag Archives: LIANZA

Are librarians paid fairly?

13 September 2017)  The LIANZA blog writes that in general the answer is no – librarians are not paid fairly.   Based on Strategic Pay data purchased by LIANZA at a national level, we see librarians in entry level roles being paid 1.5% less than other local government and 6.7% less than the general market.  This […]


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Bukit Panjang – A Singapore Library

(11 July 2017) LIANZA reports on a recent trip to Singapore which included a few public libraries. The First is  Bukit Panjang a public library undergoing renovation, sited in a shopping mall. The library is split into two sections on the top floor of  the mall – a children’s library, and a library for teens and […]


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Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018

(16 November 2016) ALIA, Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA), and the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) will be holding their first joint conference at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland. The dates are 30 July to 2 August 2018. The 2018 conference will be the fourth in a series which began […]


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Kotuku 2017 applications open

(5 October 2016) In February 2017 LIANZA will be kicking off its third year of the successful leadership development programme for 12 to 15 delegates. Before you apply, please complete the Introduction to Leadership Online Training available through the LIANZA Website. To apply, you must: Be a personal member of LIANZA or Te Ropu Whakahau […]


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ALIA/LIANZA joint 2018 Conference

(18 February 2016) ALIA/LIANZA joint 2018 Conference hosted by the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA) and the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) takes place 30 July to 2 August 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia. The announcement is here.


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Workforce Development Working Group – Future of Libraries Call for Expressions of Interest

(6 February 2016) LIANZA’s The Future of Libraries has resulted in four workstreams – looking at workforce development from a whole of sector strategic perspective is one of these.  A copy of Future of Libraries work is here. LIANZA is seeking individuals who are interested in the problem of workforce development within the profession. Closing […]


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Taking Libraries to 2025 – The Future of Libraries Report

(2 September 2015) LIANZA has announced the launch of The Future of Libraries Summit Report. Aimed at driving greater collaboration in the sector this future focused summit was looking for concrete actions to cement the integral role that libraries play in their communities, whether those communities are made up of academics, students, employees, or general […]


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Linked up, loud and literate

(28 August 2015) What does digital citizenship really mean? And what do libraries and cultural institutions have to do with it? How can we best equip and empower community members to be confident, capable and engaged citizens? This November NSLA is joining forces with representatives from government, museums, public libraries, school libraries and community organisations […]


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Extension of copyright under the TPPA

(6 March 2015) Both LIANZA and the public have been given a clear intimation that the New Zealand Government has given its Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators guidelines that allow lengthening of copyright terms in order to achieve a long-desired ‘free trade’ agreement with the US, through  a group meeting with TPP negotiators, and via the media. […]


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LIANZA is making a bid for IFLA 2020

(19 November 2014) The LIANZA Council has been considering making a bid to host the annual IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Congress. A poll of the membership found that of the 454 responses 85% favour bringing the event to New Zealand. Because of this level of support the LIANZA Council has decided to bid for the […]


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The Ian McLean Wards Scholarship

(3 September 2014) In 2013 the Ian McLean Wards Memorial Trust established an annual scholarship to assist researchers and practitioners in the librarianship, archives and records management fields to undertake research for a specific project advancing knowledge or improving practice relating to the recording, care, or conservation, of historical research materials. The primary purpose of […]


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Learn database searching online with LIANZA

(18 February 2014) Today LIANZA launched its three hour online learning course, Database Searching. This new course will equip you with the skills to competently search your library’s subscription databases, so that you can help your users make better use of these valuable resources. The course was developed by Alastair Smith.  Learners have six months […]


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Support for libraries in the Philippines

(14 November 2013) LIANZA has posted an appeal for donations. As you will be aware the recent  typhoon Haiyan and a major earthquake in Bohol have had disastrous effects in the Philippines. IFLA has made contact with the National Library Director of the Philippines and a call for assistance has been posted by The Philippine Librarians […]


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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funds regional leadership program

(8 November 2013) It is announced today that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund a regional leadership program for emerging library leaders in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands. The program called INELI-Oceania is based on the highly successful foundation’s Global Libraries’ initiative INELI (International Network of Library Innovators) established in 2011. […]


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New Zealand’s libraries set to lose vital funding with proposed changes to Local Government Act

(12 November 2013) Libraries may miss out on vital funding for new building projects if proposed changes to the Local Government Act come in to effect, says the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA). The Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 3) presented to Parliament last week proposes a new definition […]


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