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

LIANZA

Professional Recognition Awards

Every year LIANZA honours the contributions made to the profession in New Zealand by LIANZA members and leaders in the profession.

Abigail Willemse

Down the rabbit Hole: Abby's Adventures in LibraryLand

In this fun animation, new Information Professional Abigail Willemse takes us on her learning journey from distance learning study, gaining valuable knowledge of the profession through work experience, and volunteer positions to landing her first dream job at the library. Spolier Alert: You will be inspired. 

Christine Busby

Christine Busby, Library Manager at Te Puke on how she found her way into libraries

Christine got her start in libraries as a volunteer at Whakatane Library and after deciding a career in library and information management was for her, she moved to Wellington to study towards her Masters in Library and Information Studies at Victoria University of Wellington while working at the Parliamentary Library. 

2016

LIANZA CONFERENCE WAS A BLAST!

We had a great time at Shout! Karanga Rā! 2015.

New Self-Guided Curriculum for Digitization

Through the Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP), DPLA has been working with existing DPLA Service Hubs to provide digital skills training for public librarians and connect them sustainably with state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content.

Library Assistant

Library Assistant

Job description

The library assistant role is an entry level position involving general shelving duties and customer enquiries within the library, as well as, assisting with the day-to-day provision of basic  library services including the issuing and processing materials.

Specific responsibilities may include:

Assistant Librarian

Assistant Librarian - Entry-Level

Job description

The role of an assistant librarian is essentially that of a customer service orientated role involving recommending and issuing books, handling enquiries from the general public and managing catalogues. Assistant librarians may also be required to perform technical tasks such as the preparation and analyses of statistical data and general systems maintenance.

Mid Level Librarian

Job description

Mid Level librarians assist in the general operation of the library. Positions at this level require a general library qualification and previous library experience to handle complex queries, whilst ensuring that critical library systems continue to function effectively.

Specific responsibilities may include:

Team Leader/Management

 Job description

A Team Leader assists in the management and operation of the library. Their responsibilities may overlap with the specialist role.  Team Leaders coordinate and control the provision of day-to-day services in the library. 

 

Specific responsibilities may include:

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