Tag Archives: New Zealand

Public libraries are crucial, as Christchurch knows and Wellington must embrace

(14 May 2019)  Wellington Central Library has been closed due to earthquake risks. Whether the flagship building in Te Ngākau Civic Square can be repaired or must be rebuilt will turn on engineering and accounting advice. Ultimately, political decisions will also be needed. But Wellington still needs a large, flagship library in the central city – even now, at […]


Read More...


IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Auckland now to take place in 2022

(16 Apr 2019)  The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the New Zealand National Committee announce that the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Auckland will now take place in 13-19 August, 2022. This postponement will enable the WLIC to be held as planned in the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC). […]


Read More...


Report: School libraries and school library services in New Zealand Aotearoa

(30 January 2019) In May 2018, National Library of New Zealand’s Services to Schools launched a nationwide survey of school libraries in Aotearoa New Zealand. This was a joint project conducted with SLANZA and LIANZA. More than 550 people took part in the survey from approximately 20% of schools in New Zealand. Key findings and analysis can be found […]


Read More...


Collectively supporting faculty in New Zealand

(28 November 2018) In 2018, the majority (six out of eight) of New Zealand academic libraries undertook the Ithaka S+R faculty survey in order to explore and deepen understanding of scholars’ research and teaching practices and needs. The project was initiated by the Council of New Zealand University Librarians (CONZUL) with the Ithaka S+R instrument […]


Read More...


Christchurch central library opens

(15 October 2018) Mayor Lianne Dalziel, opening the new library, said that the $92 million five-level centre on the edge of Cathedral Square marks the return of Christchurch’s cultural and community heart following the 2011 earthquake. “Tūranga will create a new set of memories for a new generation in a way I would never have […]


Read More...


ALIA LAS and LIANZA communique

(3 August 2018) The Presidents, Board members and Executives of the Australian Library and Information Association, Library Association of Singapore and Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa met on Wednesday 1 August, during the Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference, held at the Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia. Discussions included creating […]


Read More...


ICADL 2018 : The 20th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries

(12 March 2018) Since its beginnings in Hong Kong in 1998, ICADL has become one of the premiere international conferences for digital library research. ICADL 2018 at the University of Waikato in New Zealand offers a valuable opportunity for researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their experiences and innovative developments. The main theme of ICADL […]


Read More...


Libraries need to evolve digitally, says new report

(26 February 2018) Nearly 90 percent of Australia’s library users think online library services are important, but only 61 percent are satisfied with the online experience they are receiving from libraries. That compares with 85 percent of the users who are happy with the physical experience of a library. The finding comes in a new […]


Read More...


Announcing the winners of the first ORCID consortia awards

(31 January 2018) ORCID has announced the five consortia who have gone above and beyond in their support for ORCID. The awardees come from the UK, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, Names and full details are here.


Read More...


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 […]


Read More...


New libraries website launches in Auckland

(29 August 2017) The new Auckland Libraries website is now live, delivering an easy to use, mobile-first web experience that reflects the diversity of Auckland. Mirla Edmundson, General Manager Libraries and Information, says that the new site signals a new milestone in customer service. “The current website has up to 20,000 views a day, and […]


Read More...


All ANZ universities gain access to Taylor & Francis Group journals in landmark agreement

(29 July 2017) Taylor & Francis and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) are pleased to announce a new agreement enabling access for all 47 Australian and New Zealand universities to Taylor & Francis’s portfolio of more than 2,500 high-quality peer-reviewed journals from 2017-2019. The agreement introduces an innovative pricing model based on tiers […]


Read More...


Hiring Business Information Librarian at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

(29 June 2017) Reporting to the Manager, Library and Information Services the focus of the role is to provide library and research services to 120,000 + members globally to support their business and professional needs. As part of a friendly and well-established team you’ll be involved in most aspects of the service, but your main […]


Read More...


A (born digital) health check in New Zealand

(20 March 2017) Collecting, managing, and preserving born digital collections creates new challenges and opportunities for New Zealand’s cultural heritage organisations. This work often requires learning new and different technology skills, and the use of specialised computer hardware and software. The National Library has had a digital collecting program for over fifteen years. In 2016 […]


Read More...


Parliamentary Counsel Office, Wellington NZ hiring librarian

(12 December 2016)  The Parliamentary Counsel Office (PCO) provides legislative drafting services to the Government and publishes official legislation online and in hard copy. The PCO maintains and updates the content of the New Zealand Legislation website, the official source of New Zealand legislation. The PCO is looking for a motivated and experienced person to […]


Read More...