WHO WE ARE

LIANZA OFFICE

You might be surprised to know that the LIANZA office consists of only three people.

Our executive director, communications advisor and office and design manager are a tight team who like to get things done.

If you have any questions, need help or simply have a brilliant idea or two –
get in touch!

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LIANZA PRESIDENTS

LIANZA Presidents serve a three-year presidential term, with consecutive one-year terms as President-elect, President, and Immediate Past President.

The three Presidents work closely together to deliver on LIANZA’s strategic mission and five-year strategic plan.

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LIANZA COUNCIL

The LIANZA Council provides governance, policy and strategic direction for the Association and is made up of a President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, Treasurer, six Regional Councillors, two representatives of Te Rōpū Whakahau including the Te Rōpū Whakahau Tumuaki. The LIANZA Professional Registration Board Chair and the LIANZA Executive Director are ex-officio members.

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LIANZA COMMITTEES

LIANZA wouldn't be the strong organisation it is today without the hard work from volunteers on our standing committees, advisory groups, project working groups and various other volunteer roles. We sincerely thank everyone who contributes time and effort, and your employers – who generously allow you to carry out LIANZA work during office hours.

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LIANZA COMMUNITIES

LIANZA has active member communities based regionally or with shared interests in particular aspects of library and information management. If you haven't joined one yet, what are you waiting for? These communities use LIANZA as a platform to connect and get things done. Special interest communities are formed by our members, for our members, and we love it.

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MEET OUR PARTNER

Te Ropu Whakhau logo

Te Rōpū Whakahau has been the leading national body representing Māori within the Library and Information profession in Aotearoa New Zealand since 1992.

LIANZA's formal partnership with Te Rōpū Whakahau began in 1995 – the goal of this partnership was to provide mutual support and to set a visible example of the partnership principles described in the Treaty of Waitangi.

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LIANZA WAIATA

The LIANZA waiata has been prepared especially for the Association in 1995 in both Māori and English, by Mike Kawana. Download the lyrics of the LIANZA Waiata.

LISTEN TO THE WAIATA:
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MEET OUR COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEE ON COPYRIGHT

The LIANZA Standing Committee on Copyright advises LIANZA Council on copyright issues affecting libraries,  the need to lobby on behalf of the library community, and makes submissions on copyright legislation.

CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE

The Credentials Committee are responsible for awarding LIANZA Professional Recognition awards to their peers.

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION BOARD

The Board assess all applications for professional registration and revalidation, approves mentors and advises on the LIANZA Professional Registration Scheme.

STANDING COMMITTEE ON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

The LIANZA Standing Committee on Freedom of Information is working on a framework of position statements and an update of the LIANZA Privacy Statement.