Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
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It's been another busy month here at the LIANZA office-here's an overview of just some of the things we've been up to! 

Last year Philip Calvert posted to the NZ-Libs email list asking librarians for examples of barriers in libraries that blocked or hindered access for people with physical impairments. He received a number of messages with examples and has condensed them a blog post.

Kotuku16 cohort member Kelsey Johnston wrote a post about Mobile Maker Spaces at Christchurch City Libraries. 

The project

Below are the members of the Kōtuku17 cohort. We look forward to supporting these people on their leadership journeys! 

In December 2016 we held a #LIANZABlilng holiday decorating competition where New Zealand libraries could send in picture of their decorated libraries.

We have been amazed at all the creative, thoughtful and simply stunning holiday decorating entries we received for the #LIANZABling competition. The LIANZA Executive Committee has judged the entries and the winner was AUT Library!

By Nicole Gaston. 

For me, 2016 has been a year of personal, professional, and global upheaval!

I don’t really consider myself a GLAM customer service aficionado – I maybe attend one or two museum exhibitions a year, and I tend to do the bulk of my library borrowing online – so I am rarely in a library space as a user of services.  However, in August my best friend go





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