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Keynote Address 2014 - Thomas Frey

Thomas Frey is a futurist speaker and a highly-rated one if we trust Google’s recommendation. Luckily, we didn’t just trust Google. He has, in fact, spoken on the future of libraries on a number of occasions, just as he will at LIANZA 2014. Join us as Futurist Thomas Frey steps us into the future roles libraries will play as we enter a brave new era where hundreds and even thousands of new “things” enter our lives – From an Internet of Things to a Library of Things.

Joanne Dillon - From Levin to Silicon Valley

Joanne Dillon presents her paper to the 2014 LIANZA conference in Auckland on a technology programme for youth in Levin.

Paul Sutherland - Engaging staff with new stuff

Paul Sutherland conducts his presentation to the 2014 LIANZA conference in Aucland on the Askews eBook platform.

Claire Stent - Growing ideas

Claire Stent presents her paper to the 2014 LIANZA conference in Auckland on the basic ideas underlying innovation.

Angie List - The answers you need, as soon as you need them

Angie List conducts her presentation to the 2014 LIANZA conference on improving searchability of data for medical practictioners.

Justine Hyde - Transforming yourself for the future library

Justine Hyde conducts her workshop at the 2014 LIANZA conference in Auckland on why libraries are changing and how librarians need to adapt for modern ideas.

Andrew Charlesworth - Get up close and personal with a 3D printer

Andrew Charlesworth conducts his presentation to the 2014 LIANZA conference in Auckland on 3D printer technology.

National Information Policy Position Paper - Information Literacy And Reading Literacy

This Paper :

  • Explores the place of information literacy and literacy in the wider context of a national information strategy and the changing information environment..

  • Places information literacy/literacy in the context of current govt goals

  • Suggests possible govt action

  • Outlines the potential contribution of LIANZA and libraries

  • Provides some relevant international examples and precedents

An Assessment Of The Continuing Professional Development Needs Of Librarians In New Zealand

This report presents the basic data collected as part of the analysis of the needs of librarians for continuing professional development (CPD) conducted in September 2005 by The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand in conjunction with LIANZA. It covers the purpose of the needs assessment, followed by the methodology, and the collated results.

Meeting Technology Review

LIANZA presents the results of an investigation into the pros and cons of different communications software.


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