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

May 2017 newsletter

We're nearly half way through the year-we can't believe how time is flying. We're keeping busy and here's a snapshot of what we're up to! 

  • Jess will be on leave from May 18-26 taking a well deserved holiday. We're going to miss her in the office-and invoice processing might take a little longer while she's gone. 
  • We'll be moving offices at the end of this month, so we've been busy scanning and shredding old records, starting to pack up our desks and generally getting organised. Due to the move we'll be closed on the last day of May and the first day of June. We hope this won't cause too much inconvenience.  
  • Te Paea, Joanna and Julia will be attending the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Weekend School this weekend so if you're attending come and say hi! Jo is also spending a day in Auckland catching up with people. 
  • Joanna and Rachel (our Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui councillor) will be at the Hutt networking event on Wednesday too. 


It's that time of year again - council election time that is! This year the following positions are open: 

  • President-Elect
  • Hikuwai Councillor 
  • Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui Councillor 
  • Aoraki Councillor 

We're lucky to have a passionate and engaged council who work hard to support the profession. If you'd like to make a real difference, consider taking up a role on council. The time commitment is between 1-3 days per month, with three trips to face to face meetings during the year. If you've got questions about the role, current councillors are more than happy to talk to you and Joanna is always at the end of the phone.  

Send your nomination form to by Wednesday 3rd May 2017. To download the nomination form, please click here. 


Last month you should have received an email about the LIANZA Rules Consultation. 

As well as working on the Code of Practice rewrite we're also in the process of repealing our Act, to allow us to incorporate under the new Incorporated Societies Act when this is passed in 2018. In order to meet the requirements of the new Act we need to update our Rules and we want your input. 

We've set up a forum in the member's only area of the database to capture feedback but you can also give feedback via Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #LIANZARules (see what we did there?!), by sending an email to our Executive Director Joanna, our President, or to your regional councillor.

We need all feedback by May 31st 2017 so we can provide a report to council at their strategic planning day in June. 


We'll be holding our strategic planning session on 21-22 June this year. This is when council reviews our activities and makes sure we're on the right track. If there is anything you would like to see LIANZA accomplish in the next year, get in touch with your regional councillor and let them know, or reach out to the office. 

Your regional councillors are: 
Hikuwai- Anahera Morehu 
Waitako/Bay of Plenty- Amanda McFadden 
Ikaroa- Lis Marrow
Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui- Rachel Esson 
Aoraki- Paula Eskett
Otago/Southland -Anne Buck  

Regional Councillors

Aoraki - Paula Eskett, Core Education

  • Open Access working group
  •  Conference 2017

 Hikuwai - Anahera Morehu, Te Tumu Herenga | Libraries and Learning Services, Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau | University of Auckland

  • Maori Subject Headings
  • Conference 2019
Ikaroa - Lis Marrow, South Taranaki District Council

  • One Library Working Group
  • Copyright
  • Digital content   NZBAT

 Otago/Southland - Anne Buck, Dunedin City Council

  • Rules committee

 Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui - Rachel Esson, National Library of New Zealand

  • Library Life
  •  Awards
  • Research SIG
  • Membership acquisition

Waikato/Bay of Plenty - Amanda McFadden, Western Bay of Plenty Council 

  • CPD
  • Kōtuku 

Registrations are now open for LIANZA Conference 2017!

The conference committee have been busy creating a conference booklet full of information about conference (programme, library tours, keynote bios, things to do in Christchurch, discounted accommodation rates & more!) which you can view here. 
We’re also excited to say the full conference programme is available to view here. 
We had a record number of 107 abstract submissions and only 86 slots available on the conference programme. This meant the Programmes Committee had an even more challenging job than usual choosing from such an interesting selection and we thank them for their hard work.
We’d also like to thank the conference committee for all their work getting the library tours organised and putting together the conference booklet-ka pai!

If you have any questions about the registration process, please feel free to get in touch with the office and we'll be happy to assist you. 

Thanks so much for reading and we'll see you in June! 

Joanna, Jess and Julia



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