In October 2014, many people took the time to respond to the LIANZA biculturalism survey. There were a wide range of opinions and responses around the issues relating to biculturalism in New Zealand libraries.
Rachelle Forbes presents her paper to the LIANZA 2014 conference in Auckland on the challenges of curating the Waitangi 2014 exhibition.
Aotearoa 1840’s: a time when Māori literacy rates per capita in New Zealand were higher than Pākehā in England, when te reo Māori was the language of the day, and the status of Māori women and men was reflected through birth right rather than gender politics…
The purpose of this booklet is to provide a general guide for members of LIANZA Council to familiarise and practice tikanga and te reo Māori at face to face meetings. Experience shows regular practice will help you retain information, improve pronunciation and become confident in the application of tikanga and te reo Māori for any occasion where it is appropriate to observe cultural protocol. Recordings are included to help with recall and pronunciation.
This year LIANZA sent several of its staff and Council along to the Mātauranga Māori November workshops run by Te Rōpū Whakahau. Those who attended included Amanda Cooper, Christine Busby, Laurinda Thomas, Maree Kibblewhite and Joanna Matthew. This was an interesting and powerful day and has really challenged us with the way we are engaging with our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi).
Below are our personal reflections on the course and to that challenge:
Adressing the LIANZA conference in 2010 this is a personal reflection on the changing library and information needs of Maori. In the 1990's, the Te Ara Tika Project identified the key issues relating to Maori use and non-use of libraries. Chris considers how much progress has been made in addressing these issues, and the extent to which Maori are redefining their needs and expectations.
This paper, presented by Teri Ta’ala at LIANZA Conference 2008 in Auckland, New Zealand, outlines a small and informal review of the challenges experienced in the application and implementation of Ngā Ūpoko Tukutuku / Māori Subject Headings (MSH) list by Library staff at the University of Auckland (UoA) Library.
This paper and slideshow was presented by Jacinta Paranihi, Kaitiaki o Ngā Ūpoko Tukutuku – Māori Subject Headings Librarian, at LIANZA Ihi, Wehi, Wana: Power, People, Passion Conference, 29 Oct – 2 Nov 2011, Wellington, New Zealand.