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


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!

Of particular relevance for librarians are the provisions related to copyright law: extension of term, the introduction of new related rights covering performers, and the provisions relating to TPMs and rights-management information.

I began the year by making the decision to resign from my role as a lecturer in the information and library studies team at the Open Polytechnic to take up a volunteer role on the other side of the world with the St. Lucia Public Library. This seemed like a crazy decision to a lot of people (my mother in particular), but after a period of existential crisis, a growing disenchantment with academia, and more generalised sense of professional frustration, I thought a change of scenery and role was what I needed to help me rekindle my love for librarianship.

I went from barely stepping foot in a gallery or museum to seeing two or three a day. Highlights included the Civil Rights Museum, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s homestead, The Gateway Arch in St Louis, The River Museum, and the Cleveland Fine Arts Museum. Lowlights included the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Ulysses S. Johnson’s home.

Submission on the Electronic Interaction Reform Bill

The Community Archive (formerly the National Register of Archives, where groups other than government can list their holdings) is an important repository of data for New Zealand and requires a clear future pathway. Support and training for community groups in using this archive, sustainability of its management and acknowledgement of its significance to New Zealanders are key. We do not see such a pathway in this document.

I am writing on behalf of the Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa to comment on the proposed WHOIS privacy change.

 I hadn't so I sent the following cheeky E-mail to Mary Taylor one of the managers:

 "Robyn's impending visit"

Hi Mary, 



Brace yourselves I'm going to have a short rant.  

There's a lot of talk about resilience at the moment. 


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