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


Kohinga/Lending Collections Leader

Hamilton City Libraries is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to take charge of the lending collections.

This is a unique opportunity to make a real impact in the changing libraries environment.  The key focus of this role is leading a passionate team of technical specialists to support the maintenance and operational requirements of the libraries’ lending collection. 

New ways of talking: Māori and technology

Next year, Te Rōpū Whakahau will be celebrating their 20th anniversary at their hui-ā-tau (annual conference) in January at Waipapa Marae.

Tosca Waerea and I will be facilitating an afternoon session with three absolutely outstanding speakers. Here are the details:

New ways of talking: Māori and Technology

Māori World View: An Introduction

If I was introducing myself to a predominantly Māori audience, it would be customary for each person to say a mihimihi or introduction; to state their credentials if you like from a genealogical perspective. Telling others who your ancestors are and where you call home are powerful indicators of your place in the world. It entwines you to the land and all its richness. It weaves connections with others so that you are never truly alone, no matter how much you may wish for it!

Keynote Address 2014 - Wiremu Doherty

Wiremu Doherty based his PhD on the roots of Mātauranga Māori in tribal based knowledge – Mātauranga-a-Iwi. He combines a kaupapa Māori background with educational experience in imaging future education and its relevance to Māori to form the Ranga Framework. As professionals who connect with knowledge in all its forms every day, Māori and non-Māori alike, you will want to add this framework to your own basket of knowledge.

Mereana Taungapeau - Songs of our Ancestors: Waiata Workshop for beginners

Mereana Taungapeau and Riki-Lee Paniora Saua conduct their workshop introducing tips and tricks for learning the waiata.

LIANZA Te Kura Pounamu (te Reo Māori) Recipients

Past recipients of LIANZA Te Kura Pounamu (te Reo Māori):

The Te Pumunawa Award Recipients

Past recipients of The Te Pumunawa Award:

LIANZA Rua Mano Scholarship Recipients

Past recipients of the LIANZA Rua Mano Scholarship:

Mohan Lal and Jock Walker - What can main stream libraries learn from Te Pātaka Māramatanga- an indigenous academic library: Lesson from Wānagogy

Mohan Lal and Jock Walker present their paper to the LIANZA 2014 conference in Auckland on the impace of indigenous library approaches at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.


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