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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.

In December 2016 we held a #LIANZABling holiday decorating competition where New Zealand libraries could send in picture of their decorated libraries. We were so impressed with the effort that went in to the entry from Dunedin Public Library that we wanted to showcase it here on the blog.

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!


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