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Distant But Driven

Library Life Article: 22 Mar 13

Feature article by: Luqman Hayes

I took on postgraduate library study with a great amount of determination. A latecomer to the industry, inspired by its possibilities, I was resolved to make progress and fast.

As a librarian working full time and a father to three young children, study was mostly reserved to the evenings and, around the times of assignments, to the very late nights.

Returning To Study

Library Life Article: 22 Mar 13

Feature article by: Allan Picking RLIANZA ALIANZA

Michelle Anderson: The Power of Choice - Problems with a Female Dominated Profession

Michelle Anderson presents her paper to the 2011 LIANZA conference on the problems experienced by a predominantly female profession.

Librarianship has traditionally been a female dominated profession. What has changed in the last 30 or so years has been the pattern of work that female librarians have engaged in. Changes in social attitudes, legislation and better childcare options have given women the power of choice – the ability to choose whether to combine work with motherhood, an option not available a number of years ago.

LIANZA Careers Survey Report 2013

The LIANZA Careers Survey is a rich source of information about our career choices, from qualifications to professional registration to continuing professional development.

In 2012 LIANZA hosted a national series of workshops on Careers in Libraries presented by Lynley Stone of The Information Workshop. To gain a solid understanding how library careers evolve in our rapidly changing world, an online survey was conducted on behalf of LIANZA, with the preliminary results from the survey being used in the workshops.

Professional Registration Research Project

An investigation in the reasons for interest into applying for professional registration.

Discussion Document: Professional Future For The New Zealand Library And Information Profession

The National Council of the Library & Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) established the Taskforce on Professional Registration in December 2004. Its brief was to investigate the registration of New Zealand librarians and other information professionals and the associated accreditation of their training and professional practice; and make recommendations suitable for the New Zealand environment. The key recommendations proposed are:

  1. The establishment of a registration scheme for librarians and other information professionals.

5 Minutes On...

5 Minutes on

Our 5 Minutes on… training videos are short introductions to a variety of topics aimed to fill a training need for those members pushed for time, or with a limited CPD budget.  You can view them in our member only area.   

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.Current New Zealand Library Qualifications

The Open Polytechnic is now offering an exciting new qualification-a Bachelor of Library and Information Studies. You can find out more about this qualification on the Open Polytechnic website. 

Remuneration data 2005 - 2010

LIANZA began conducting remuneration surveys in 2005 to provide collective information for the library and information sector in New Zealand around pay rates and employment conditions. 

Initially conducted by market research company MM Research and supported by a LIANZA remuneration committee, the last such survey was run in 2010. 


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