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Normally there is a rental fee, charged by the hour, to hire one of their function spaces but the manager said that libraries and librarians do so much for community, so they gave us a discount and let us use one of their spaces for free – it’s always lovely to hear from others how much they appreciate what we do.

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!

In July 2014 Lincoln University’s Library, Teaching and Learning (LTL) website launched our online chat service AskLive, allowing online users to enter into a live text chat with a member of LTL staff.

It seems Autumn is well and truly upon us but that doesn't mean we're slowing down any time soon! Here's just a few of the things we've been up to:

In May 2005 the government announced that it would provide more than 53 million dollars to implement a New Zealand Digital Strategic Framework.

I am passionate about professional development and have been on the LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui committee for several years. In 2014 I decided to extend my skillset in a different direction and sign up for a PhD part time alongside work.

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.

The aim of Mobile Maker space at Christchurch City Libraries is for people to gather together to create, share ideas and help each other. A project group was created with the intention of rolling out Mobile Makerspaces into libraries in the Christchurch network.

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