Tag Archives: New Zealand

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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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Wellington hiring Leadership Team Member, Libraries & Community Spaces

(24 November 2016) Wellington City Council is seeking an experienced Team Leader for the Libraries and Community Spaces Leadership Team. Based at the Southeast Cluster, the successful candidate will be responsible for physical sites (four libraries and one community centre) as well as strategic portfolio areas of the Libraries and Community Spaces business. Applications close […]


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Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, hiring Library Director

(9 November 2016) The Library Director is a senior strategic position.  They will provide leadership in delivering a contemporary Library service in a brand new purpose-build space; contributing significantly to successful outcomes in teaching, learning and research.  The position reports to an executive team member, and will deliver high-level academic and operational strategic imperatives. The […]


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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Information Studies Vacancy at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

(19 ‎October ‎2016)  the post is located at Pipitea Campus, University of Wellington, New Zealand and is an exciting opportunity to undertake teaching and research of high quality in Information Studies within the School of Information Management whilst establishing relationships with external practitioner communities. The announcement is here.


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Australia, New Zealand and Singapore library associations to work together to deepen ties

(12 October 2016, Canberra)  Australia, New Zealand and Singapore library associations have agreed to work together to promote the library and information sector (LIS) across the three countries and will produce a joint conference in 2018 to be held at the Gold Coast. The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Library Association of Singapore […]


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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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New Zealand adopting ORCID identifiers

(11 August 2016) New Zealand is joining the wave of countries to support and adopt ORCID. On July 26 New Zealand’s peak bodies representing the scientific and research community, along with funding agencies, released a joint statement of principle supporting the adoption and use of ORCID identifiers across the research and science system. The statement […]


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Victoria University of Wellington selects Ex Libris Rosetta for preserving and managing digital assets

(1 August 2016) Ex Libris announced that Victoria University of Wellington has selected Rosetta as its digital preservation and asset management solution. The Victoria University Library serves as the custodian of over 15,000 digitized historical cultural works, part of the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection, and over 11,000 born-digital theses and research projects in institutional […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 19: Rankings from Down Under Part 2: Drilling Down to Australian and New Zealand Subject Categories

By Ruth A. Pagell* (22 June 2016)  Most universities will never reach the top 200 in composite rankings; nor are world class composite rankings relevant for most of the worlds’ universities. If you take the time to investigate the different rankers and their specific subject categories, you may find hidden performance gems at a subject […]


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Sixth annual Softlink School Library Survey report released

(12 April 2016) Findings from the 2015 Softlink Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey are now available. 2015 was the first year the survey captured information from both Australian and New Zealand school libraries. Softlink’s Managing Director, Nathan Godfrey, said the survey gathers information on budgets and resourcing, knowledge and content delivery methods and […]


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