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

Library Associations


The use of volunteers in libraries is a difficult issue as it can be a great way to provide training and upskilling for a community, but should never be used to manage budget cuts or replace trained staff.


Personal privacy is a growing concern for many of our patrons, and there is an increasing amount of legislation governing the capture and retention of data about individuals. 

Services to Children and Young People


The LIANZA Statement on Services to Children and Young People emphasises the right to access information held by children and teenagers. 




What is advocacy? Is it appropriate?

Should librarians and information professionals be advocates within their roles?

Library Associations in Aotearoa New Zealand

While LIANZA is the oldest library and information association in Aotearoa New Zealand, there are others that we work with to ensure the future of libraries.

Te Rōpū Whakahau

LIANZA's formal partnership with Te Rōpū Whakahau began in 1995.

Mirla Edmundson - Professional Registration: What It Means For Auckland Libraries

In August 2011 Auckland Libraries put a stake in the ground when it began requiring staff in senior roles to hold LIANZA professional registration. Why did we do this and how has it worked in practice? What are the next steps in shaping the workforce for Auckland Libraries? Following the creation of Auckland Libraries, we embarked upon a comprehensive job evaluation process to address any inequities in job sizing during the transition from the eight former employers.

Adrian Jenkins - Lightning: The Value Of Verbal Praise And Recognition From Managers Amongst New Zealand Library Staff

This lightning session will report on an INFO 580 research project that I conducted to complete my Master of Information Studies degree. My research investigated the extent to which New Zealand library staff are motivated by verbal praise and recognition from their managers. 436 library staff, with a manager, from a range of libraries across New Zealand, participated. The research was grounded in two well-known theories of motivation.

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).


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