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


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. 


The most commonly fielded questions by the LIANZA office team relate not to membership or professional registration, but to remuneration.    

Cath Sheard - Lightning: Bok-Bok-BOKing In The Garden Of Re-registration - Transforming The Process One Peck At A Time

I am Professionally Registered, have revalidated once, and am halfway through the second revalidation period. I believe it is important people enjoy the process and not see it as "one more task‟. When I received my new RLIANZA in 2010 comments from the Board included “Both assessors thoroughly enjoyed your journal” and “Such enthusiasm, desire to learn, share, improve, tailored by an understanding of her personal boundaries – needs bottling and selling!”. This feedback made me think others might benefit from some tips.

Skill Map

For each of the topics listed below, it is assumed:

A) that to possess a skill in that area is to have an ability to understand and apply these topics in the Library and Information environment and/or have the ability to create, use, develop, implement, manage that information tool, program etc. as appropriate

Domains of Practice

In addition to covering the BoK clusters, your revalidation journal should be applied across the four domains of practice (at a minimum your journal should touch on three).

This sounds complicated but it isn’t – it just means that you need to vary the type of training or learning you choose to do when revalidating.  Don’t just read articles or attend courses, but try to include networking and leadership activities, and look at where you are learning on the job.


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