Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
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“What’s Your Perspective?”. The main idea behind the theme was to make you think, feel, and maybe even change your perspective!

I got Rhia at work to show me how to write an abstract. Submit it. Double oops I was accepted.

The general public sometimes assumes that people living with dementia, even those who once obtained a great deal of pleasure from reading, can no longer read, or if they are still able to do so, are only able to cope with basic vocabulary and simple grammar.

Julia asked Nicki Sharpe from Nelson Public Libraries about the Sign Language Story Time sessions they run at the library.

A challenge we face as a member association is quantifying what each individual member gets from being part of a national network. The best response is provided by our members, who are willing to share their highs, lows, and in-betweens.

LIANZA has a role in advocacy to support libraries in asserting the crucial role they play in communities. We write submissions to funding/governing organisations and are sometimes able to support these in person.

If there’s one thing that motivates me it is observing people work hard for their community and I find myself reflecting that energy – being ‘charged’ by it - in doing my best to acknowledge or support that. Soooo … what’s it like being a ‘guest’, a non-librarian, and a vendor at a LIANZA Conference? Well... here’s my thoughts... and I might add there’s some thoughts we can all take to getting the best out of attending a conference.

LIANZA is bidding to bring the IFLA congress to New Zealand, and to support our bid NZ Tourism funded our attendance at this year’s IFLA congress.

Happy first day of Spring! It's been rainy and chilly here in Wellington but we're hoping the sun will start shining again soon.
This month we've been busy helping with a ton of conference requests, preparing the annual report, completing our annual audit and of course, Joanna, along with Louise and Paula has been in Poland!


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