Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
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Future skills

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.

Submissions To LIANZA On Professional Registration Discussion Document 2006

The following content reflects submissions made to LIANZA in response to the Discussion Document released by the Taskforce on Professional Registration in September of 2005. Responses appear in no particular order, as responses were individual, from groups of individuals, or made by groups associated with a particular organisation. Permissions to publish were requested. Only those submissions for which permission was granted appear in this document.

Negotiation Skills

This is a two day face to face course offered by the New Zealand Institute of Management on negotiation.  Priced at $1400, locations vary.

How to Communicate with Diplomacy

Offered by Dale Carnegie this 12 hour 4 week course has a hefty price tag of USD 1695, however, it provides comprehensive training in how to communicate effectively.

How to be Tactful - Responding with Diplomacy

Concerned you don't always say the right thing - this free online resource gives you a basic outline of tact and some tips on how to be more diplomatic.

Workplace problem solving

Offered by latitude this is a free one and a half hour self-paced course that teaches you several techniques of work-place problem solving.

InfoPeople: Igniting Innovation: Practical Skills for Individuals, Teams and Organisations

Infopeople offer this course to help abstract thinking periodically so check out their website for the next date.  This group offer some great webinars so you might find some other great stuff on their website.

Online EU Training

While these free tips have been developed to assist people to pass the EU Career exam, they will help you with your abstract reasoning and logic skills.

VUW: Phil 123 Critical Thinking

A twelve week course offered through Victoria University this will enhance your critical thinking skills.


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