Library and Information Association of New Zealand 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. 

We were recently asked on Twitter if we think librarians are paid fairly.  I’d love to tweet a one-word reply, but the honest answer is that it’s complicated and depends on a whole range of factors-from where a librarian works to their skillset and qualifications.

#brandlibraries

The goal of #brandlibraries is to create a unified vision of New Zealand libraries that clearly articulates the economic and social value of New Zealand libraries.

Marrakesh treaty

LIANZA has received a letter from the Hon Jacqui Dean concening the Government's decision to join the Marrakesh Treaty. The LIANZA Standing Committee on Copyright supports this decision.

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.

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