Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa

Code of Practice

This Code of Practice is issued by the New Zealand Library Association (operating as LIANZA) Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa incorporated under the authority of Rule 44 of the Association Rules.
(This Introduction was amended by the National Council on 1 May 2008 and most recently in March 2013). 

The Code of Practice is divided into five Parts. These are as follows-

Part One: General Administration and Procedure
This section defines the role and rights of the National Council, guidelines for general meetings, election of officers and councillors and conferences and seminars. It also defines the guidelines for office administration and finance, categories and criteria of membership along with subscription details. Part one also details LIANZA's regions and special interest groups.

Part Two: Awards
Part Two of the Code details the different types of awards, scholarships and prizes offered by LIANZA. It clearly states the purpose, criteria and selection process of each award and scholarship.

Part Three: LIANZA Honours & Professional Awards
This section outlines the structure and role of the Credentials Committee who examines and reports upon every application or nomination for the LIANZA's professional recognition award including Associateships and Fellowships.

Part Four: Financial Procedures for Regions & SIGs
The fourth part of the Code defines the financial guidelines and practices for Regions and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These guidelines address the accounting procedures relating to the two broad categories of financial activity i.e. receipts and payments. This section provides guidance to the Region and Special Interest Group (SIG) Treasurers.

Guidance documents for both regional and SIG treasurers are available here.

Part Five: Professional registration
The fifth part of the code of practice defines the Library and Information Professional Registration Scheme as approved at the LIANZA Annual General Meeting in October 2006, and updated by the Profession Registration Board (PRB) in March 2013.The scheme was then reviewed by a working group headed up by Helen Renwick in 2015, with a further review of the administrative procedures of the scheme completed by Laurinda Thomas in November 2015. This version of the Code of Practice incorporates changes from those reviews and was finally approved by the Professional Registration Board and LIANZA Council in June of 2016. 


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