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

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Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Viv Kerr, Education and Development Manager at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) has transformed her library in to an integral part of the community. 

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.

To Whom It May Concern,

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

WITHHOLDING WHOIS INFORMATION

Webinar: How to protect the freedom to read in your library

What do you do when a patron or a parent finds a book in your library offensive and wants to take it off your shelves? How do you remain sensitive to the needs of all patrons while avoiding banning a title? How can you bring attention to the issue of book banning in an effective way?

Library Assistant

Library Assistant

Job description

The library assistant role is an entry level position involving general shelving duties and customer enquiries within the library, as well as, assisting with the day-to-day provision of basic  library services including the issuing and processing materials.

Specific responsibilities may include:

Assistant Librarian

Assistant Librarian - Entry-Level

Job description

The role of an assistant librarian is essentially that of a customer service orientated role involving recommending and issuing books, handling enquiries from the general public and managing catalogues. Assistant librarians may also be required to perform technical tasks such as the preparation and analyses of statistical data and general systems maintenance.

Mid Level Librarian

Job description

Mid Level librarians assist in the general operation of the library. Positions at this level require a general library qualification and previous library experience to handle complex queries, whilst ensuring that critical library systems continue to function effectively.

Specific responsibilities may include:

Team Leader/Management

 Job description

A Team Leader assists in the management and operation of the library. Their responsibilities may overlap with the specialist role.  Team Leaders coordinate and control the provision of day-to-day services in the library. 

 

Specific responsibilities may include:

Specialist

Specialist

Job description

A specialist role is defined as being Trained towards a specific task/system within the library, such as, (but not necessarily limited to), database management, cataloguing and quality assurance. Specialists may not be wholly restricted to this and may still assist with the day-to-day operation of the library.

Specific responsibilities can include:

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