Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa

Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa

HOW WE SUPPORT OUR MEMBERS

LIANZA's Strategic Vision is: People and communities connected and empowered by information.

LIANZA's Mission is: Strengthening our members to be innovative and responsive to future information needs.

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    LIANZA COMMUNITIES

    Join LIANZA Community groups that represent your region, sector and special interests.

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    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    LIANZA facilitates professional development workshops, community events and professional registration.

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    ADVOCACY

    LIANZA works actively to increase awareness of the crucial value of libraries and librarians in New Zealand. 

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    PUBLICATIONS

    LIANZA produces several publications aimed at extending our community of practice and keeping library and information professionals informed.

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    AWARDS

    LIANZA is nothing without its members and it's important to mark your many successes. We celebrate these by offering awards and grants.

OUR WORK

OUR CONFERENCE PARTNERS

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WHY JOIN LIANZA?

  • Rachel Esson, LIANZA President 2019-2020

    RACHEL ESSON

    LIANZA President

I encourage you to join LIANZA and connect with other professionals passionate about the place of libraries and information services in making Aotearoa New Zealand a place where everyone can thrive, grow and participate in communities, in education, and in employment. Together we will realise LIANZA’s vision: People and communities connected and empowered by information. Nau te rourou Naku te rourou Powered by our members for our members.    Join today >

WHY RLIANZA?

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    MIRLA EDMUNDSON

    Auckland Libraries

At Auckland Libraries we take professional registration very seriously for our senior and specialist professional roles. It not only provides career progression due to the higher pay grades that we can apply to the senior roles, it also gives us confidence that the people in those senior roles are up-to-date reflective professionals who have taken care of their own professional development.
Find out more about professional registration >

MEET THE LIANZA OFFICE

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    ANA PICKERING

    Executive Director

Ana has a varied background in science, education and not-for-profit management. She is excited about the future of libraries in the post-digital age, the importance of libraries to build community, and the vital role they play in social development and equity. At LIANZA, Ana is chief-wrangler working alongside our committed Council and with the support of the rest of the LIANZA office team to deliver on business as usual and key projects.

ana@lianza.org.nz / 022 601 5542

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    HELEN HEATH

    Communications Advisor

Helen has worked in many areas of the book trade including marketing and publicity, events management, project management, editing and bookselling. Helen looks after Library Life; Libraries Aotearoa; our website & social media; and internal & external comms. She is passionate about digital literacy and accessibility. Helen holds a Diploma in Publishing and a PhD in Creative Writing. She is also an award-winning poet published by VUP.

helen@lianza.org.nz / 027 490 2682

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    JESS DAVIDSON

    Office & Design Manager

Jess is our resident genius when it comes to admin and design. She works the magic she learned studying Design at Massey University doing the typesetting, layout and design for Library Life magazine and our website. With a ton of experience in customer service and management, Jess is always available to help! You can ask her about membership, event registration, accounts and any other day-to-day queries you might have.

jess@lianza.org.nz / 027 347 5326