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



LIANZA offers a variety of scholarships that recognise individual achievements and support research within the library and information sector

LIANZA Rua Mano Scholarship

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

Student Awards

LIANZA works with Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) and the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand to reward the best and brightest. Our student prizes are awarded annually for excellence in library and information management studies.

Programming Specialists, Turanga (Central Library)

As a Programming Specialist you will develop and deliver learning activities for a wide cross-section of the community.

NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2017

In little over a month, the finalists of one of the largest and most exciting children's literature events of the year-the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults- will be announced, and we'd love the support of libraries in promoting these wonderful home- grown New Zealand kids' books.

Associateship Recipients

Year Recipients
ARLIDGE, Jane Dorothy
BEST, Jill Susan
EDMUNDSON, Mirla Elizabeth
MANNING, Heather Joy
SIDDLE, Graeme Louis
ALDRIDGE, Lynley Margaret
BARNABY, Suzanne Alison

Baker & Taylor / James Bennett Professional Development Scholarship

An invitation is extended to all staff at libraries that are part of the Nationwide Outsourcing Contract. Baker & Taylor/James Bennett, are the supplier of library materials and services to New Zealand Public Libraries in this contract. They have put together an exciting scholarship opportunity that recognises the importance of continuing professional development.


We had a great time at Shout! Karanga Rā! 2015.

Library professionals of New Zealand: it’s time to apply for some ka-ching to further your career or studies. Check out the following scholarships LIANZA has on offer – but be quick! We’ve already received a lot of applications but we want MORE! So, what are you waiting for?!


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