GRANTS & AWARDS

You, our members are the foundation of LIANZA and it's important to celebrate your many successes and to support your professional work. One way we can celebrate these achievements is by offering awards and grants.

EVERY YEAR LIANZA PRESENTS:

LIANZA PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AWARDS

Every year LIANZA recognises professional excellence and honours the contributions made by its members to the library and information profession in New Zealand.

LIANZA PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AWARDS INCLUDE: 
  • Fellowships
  • Associateships
  • Awards of Professional Excellence
  • Letter of Recognition
  • Joint Letter of Recognition for Bicultural Development
  • Honorary Life Membership
The LIANZA Professional Recognition Awards are managed by the LIANZA Credentials Committee. 

LIANZA NATIONAL GRANTS & AWARDS

LIANZA offers a variety of grants and awards to support projects, research and professional development within the library and information sector.

There are national grants and awards available annually, with some only offered biennially.

LIANZA NATIONAL GRANTS & AWARDS INCLUDE:
  • Rua Mano Grant – annual
  • Edith Jessie Carnell Grant – biennial, next offered in 2020
  • Ada Fache Grant – annual
  • John Harris Award – annual
  • Paul Reynolds ‘No Numpties’ Grant – offered in 2019 and 2020
All LIANZA National Grants and Awards are now judged by one panel of seven members made up from LIANZA Council, LIANZA Communities and Te Rōpū Whakahau, unless unless a bequest deed specifies differently. The panel may co-op relevant expertise if necessary.

In 2019 the Scholarships Working Group made recommendations about the existing scholarships offered by LIANZA.

The following terms were clarified and names of some existing scholarships were updated:

  • an award recognises an achievement that has already been completed
  • A grant is given for a specific purpose

STUDENT AWARDS

We also work with Victoria University & Open Polytechnic of New Zealand to offer Student Awards, more information on those can be found here.

LIANZA PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AWARDS

FELLOWSHIP

A fellowship is the highest level of professional attainment awarded by LIANZA. It's awarded to a personal member of the Association who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, teaching or research qualities and as a result, has made a significant contribution to the advancement of librarianship and/or information management.

  • Frequency: Annual
  • Closing date: end of May, 2020
  • Last awarded to:
    • Anahera Morehu
    • Bernie Hawke
    • Greg Morgan
    • John Garraway
    • Vye Perrone

Send application to officeadmin@lianza.org.nz

ASSOCIATESHIP

A LIANZA associateship is a significant professional achievement and demonstrates your commitment to professional learning, the impact you make in your workplace and your contribution to the wider library and information sector.  You can apply for a LIANZA Associateship.

You need to hold LIANZA Professional Registration and have been a personal member of LIANZA for at least five years to be eligible for a LIANZA Associateship.
  • Frequency: Annual
  • Closing date: end of May, 2020
  • Last awarded to:
    • Joann Ransom

Send application to officeadmin@lianza.org.nz

LETTER OF RECOGNITION

A LIANZA Letter of Recognition can be awarded to an individual or organisation has rendered a significant and special service to the library and information profession within New Zealand Aotearoa or demonstrated commitment to the profession over a period of time. In contrast to the LIANZA Award of Professional Excellence which focuses on your workplace, the Letter of Recognition recognises a one-off achievement that has benefited LIANZA or the wider library community.

  • Frequency: Annual
  • Closing date: end of May, 2020

Send application to officeadmin@lianza.org.nz

AWARD OF PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

The LIANZA Award of Professional Excellence is given to members who have shown excellence and innovation in their workplace such as developing a really innovative approach to a challenge, or solved a key problem in their workplace, or who have helped to raise the profile of library and information services within their community. You can either apply for or be nominated for this award.

  • Frequency: Annual
  • Closing date: Thursday, 30th May, 2019
Send application to officeadmin@lianza.org.nz
JOINT LETTER OF RECOGNITION FOR BICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN NEW ZEALAND AOTEAROA

This award is made to an individual or organisation who/which has rendered a significant and special bicultural service to the library and information profession within Aotearoa, or demonstrated commitment to biculturalism over a period of time to the profession, or made an outstanding contribution biculturally to librarianship, libraries or information management in New Zealand.

  • Frequency: Annual
  • Closing date: end of May, 2020

Send applications to officeadmin@lianza.org.nz

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Any person who has given distinguished service in furthering the objectives of LIANZA may be elected an Honorary Life member with full membership rights. Honorary Life Members shall not be required to pay a subscription.
There is no closing date to nominate someone from an Honorary Life Membership-nominations will be accepted at any time by LIANZA Council.

FOR EVEN MORE DETAILS ON THESE AWARDS:
Please see the LIANZA Professional Recognition Awards & National Grants and Awards Handbook 2019

LIANZA NATIONAL GRANTS & AWARDS

RUA MANO GRANT
The Rua Mano Grant aims to encourage and support LIANZA and Te Rōpū Whakahau members to strengthen their knowledge of te reo Māori, tikanga and Mātauranga Māori by participating in the immersive experience of the Te Rōpū Whakahau Hui-a-tau.
Ko te kaupapa o te karahipi nei hei whakamanawa ngā mema o Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa me Te Rōpū Whaahau i whakatinanahia tō ake wheako i te hui-a-tau o Te Rōpu Whakahau.
  • Frequency: Annual
  • Value: approx $500
  • Last awarded to: Marni Boynton (2016)

Closing date: end of May, 2020
Send application to: officeadmin@lianza.org.nz

EDITH JESSIE CARNELL GRANT

This scholarship was established as a result of a bequest in the will of Mr Archibald William Dunningham, named in honour of Edith Jessie Carnell. Edith Jessie Carnell was a British librarian who worked in New Zealand between 1939-1944 as the liaison between the NZ Library Association and the Country Library Service.
The grant is awarded for the purpose of assisting an individual with travel, study or research. The grant is worth approx. $4-5000 and is awarded every two years. The next time is grant will be offered is in 2020.

  • Frequency: Biennial
  • Value: approx $4-5000
  • Last awarded to: Penny Guy (2018)

Closing date: end of May, 2020
Send applications to officeadmin@lianza.org.nz

ADA FACHE GRANT

Ada Fache (1918 – 1994) was a stalwart of the library profession. She started work as an assistant at Dunedin Public Library in 1937 and the majority of her career was at Dunedin Public Library culminating in her appointment as City Librarian in 1960. She was the second woman to hold this position in a metropolitan library. The Ada Fache Fund was established in 1995, by the then NZLIA National Council, to provide an award or awards to assist with an individual's, or individuals' continuing professional development.

The purpose of this grant is to subsidise a LIANZA conference registration or LIANZA professional development event for a member in a professional or geographical situation which could be considered isolated. The grant is worth about $500 and is awarded annually.

  • Frequency: Annual
  • Value: to be set annually based on interest earnt
  • Last awarded: Bernadette Cassidy (2018)

Closing date: end of May, 2020
Send application to officeadmin@lianza.org.nz

JOHN HARRIS GRANT

The John Harris Award was established in 1961 and is presented by LIANZA in recognition of notable published work, such as in the bibliographical, critical, historical or administrative fields, which represents a contribution to New Zealand librarianship.

A work published within the previous three years may be submitted either by the authors or by another person, with the author’s consent). The John Harris Award is offered annually and has a value of $500. It is available for applications in 2019.

  • Frequency: Annual
  • Value: approx $500
  • Last awarded to: Donald Kerr (2016)

Closing date: end of May, 2020
Send application to officeadmin@lianza.org.nz

PAUL REYNOLDS (NO NUMPTIES) GRANT

This grant is in memory of Paul Séamus Reynolds (1949-2010) inspirational, enthusiastic and a digital world citizen. This grant was established in 2010 from donations made by the National Library of New Zealand, Internet NZ and friends of Paul Reynolds. The donations are held in trust by LIANZA.

The grant is intended to be used to enhance the knowledge and development of those working in the New Zealand GLAM sector. The project funded should reflect the value of the internet and digital world for New Zealanders. The grant is worth $5,000 and will enable the successful applicant to spend time working with an overseas institution in order to research and develop specialist digital knowledge or experience. The selection panel will have representatives appointed by NDF, LIANZA and National Library of New Zealand. The grant will be offered in 2019 and 2020.

  • Value: approx $5000
  • Last awarded: Adam Moriaty (2015)

Closing date: end of May, 2020
Send application to officeadmin@lianza.org.nz

FOR EVEN MORE DETAILS ON THESE AWARDS:
Please see the LIANZA Professional Recognition Awards & National Grants and Awards Handbook

STUDENT AWARDS

Our student prizes are awarded annually for excellence in library and information management studies.

These awards are currently being updated.
Please email ana@lianza.org.nz for more information.