Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
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Keynote Address: Martin Molloy

Martin Molloy's presentation to the LIANZA 2011 conference surrounding the impact of government actions on public libraries.

In this paper Martin Molloy will discuss the position of the public library service in a rapidly changing public realm in England and Wales.

He will discuss the successes and failures of leadership at national government level, within the top tier local authorities with responsibility for delivering library services, and in the non-governmental agencies which act as a bridge between the two.

Hannah Benbow - Lightning talk: Outreach to New User Groups in a Shared Services Environment: First Steps

Many libraries are finding themselves subject to mergers and Government moves to centralise services in the public sector have seen a number of special libraries looking after new and disparate client groups. The back office functions of the Treasury, State Services Commission and Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet were combined on March 5 2012 to form Central Agencies Shared Services (CASS).

5 Minutes on Creative Commons for Libraries

This guide outlines what the Creative Commons license entails, who controls it and how it may impact libraries and users



What is Creative Commons?

5 Minutes on the Public Records Act

LIANZA presents an overview of why and how the governments keeps/manages information.


5 minutes on… the Public Records Act 2005

What is the Public Records Act?
The Public Records Act sets out how information is to be created and managed in Government.

5 Minutes on The Privacy Act 1993

The Privacy Act 1993 aims to promote and protect individual privacy specifically regarding any personal information held by organisations or agencies.

Briefing For The Minister Responsible For The National Library Of New Zealand

This brief was prepared by LIANZA for the Minister of Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) responsible for the National Library of New Zealand in 2012. 

The brief outlines the important role that libraries play in New Zealand society, the challenges facing libraries in the next five to ten years, the importance of the National Library of New Zealand to the sector and the country, and the opportunities for ensuring best value is achieved from the investment made in libraries in New Zealand.

LIANZA Questions for Political Parties prior to 2011 General Election

LIANZA sought information from political parties on issues affecting libraries and the library and information sector in the lead up to the 2011 general election.

LIANZA promotes and advocates for effective and strong libraries across all sectors – from public libraries to university libraries, from prison libraries to school libraries.

LIANZA Questions For Political Parties Ahead Of The 2014 General Election

Ahead of the 2014 General Election in September, LIANZA has written to each political party seeking their views on issues that affect the library and information management sector and issues that are important to ensuring New Zealand citizens benefit from a healthy and effective library and information service.

Letter To NZ Defence Force: Review Of Support Functions

Letter from LIANZA to the Chief Operating Officer at NZ Defence Force (NZDF) voicing concerns over announcements that the Defence Force is reviewing its support functions which includes library and information services.

LIANZA strongly urges NZDF to carefully consider the wider consequences to communities of reducing or closing library services.


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