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Programming Specialists, Turanga (Central Library)

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

NZCCM Conference 2017

Registrations are now open for the New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials Conference which is being held at Otago Museum from 18-20 October 2017. 

Seonaid Lewis - "Who do you think you are?" as a reference question

Seonaid (Shona) Lewis presents her paper to the LIANZA 2014 conference in Auckland on how libraries provide access to family history resources and information.

Family history is a growth industry. The internet and digitization programmes are making resources more readily available and television series like Who do you think you are?, Heirhunters, and advertisements by high profile companies like Ancestry are all fueling the curiosity of the public.

Terehia Biddle: Kei Hea Te Taunga Mai O Aku Kupu? Where Will My Words Rest?

Terehia Biddle presents her paper to the 2009 LIANZA conference on The Treaty of Waitangi and how government documents are stored.

Our place, our people

  • Established in October, 2000
  • 4 offices in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin
  • Hold government created records in perpetuity
  • Hold the government to account for its actions
  • Official repository for The Treaty of Waitangi and other significant documents
  • 145 FTE

Kristina Hoeppner: Vision For An Education Resources Repository

Kristina Hoeppner presents her paper to the 2011 LIANZA conference advocating for an repository of online educational resources.

Sandy Green: Looking Out and Keeping the Gate Open

Sandy Green presents her paper to the 2011 LIANZA conference surrounding the Wairapapa archive.

Keynote Address: Michael Houlihan

Michael Houlihan's address to the 2011 LIANZA conference surrounding his career in museums and curation.

Muesum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Mike Houlihan started his museum career as a Research Assistant in the Department of Exhibits at the Imperial War Museum, London, becoming Keeper of the Department of Permanent Exhibitions and Head of Exhibitions Research.

Hemi Rukuwai Jury - Workshop: “Mā Wai Rā E Taurima Te Marae I Waho Nei?” “Who Will Tend The Marae?”

The tūrangawaewae of many whānau, hapū and iwi are based around their marae. With the advancement of time, Māori are now asking "who is there to tend the marae?‟ Much Māori historical information is held within information institutions around the world. Whānau, hapū and iwi are going through processes to maintain, sustain and transform marae into repositories for the future. The transformation of these marae into whare taonga provides institutions with the opportunity to gain new and evolving information.

Smita Biswas and Stephanie Smith - Documenting Rena – Tauranga City Library Experience

On 5 October 2011 the Rena ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef, causing ecological mayhem and a storm of reaction in the community. In the New Zealand Room we collect material about major events in the western Bay of Plenty and this was no different: we were always going to try to capture different aspects of the Rena disaster. However, the crucial factor was the flood of born-digital material generated by this event, from sources as diverse as Maritime New Zealand and Twitter.

Luqman Hayes - Lightning: Kaupapa Māori In New Zealand Public Libraries

It is nearly two decades since Tui MacDonald first studied the experience of Māori in New Zealand libraries. Since then libraries have seen many changes and embraced challenging initiatives in creating public spaces which reflect much of the biculturalism of New Zealand society. Bilingual signage has been erected, awareness and obligations to the Treaty are generally better accepted and understood, and Te Ropu Whakahau has helped to ensure there is a growing professional Māori presence in our libraries. But is that enough?


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