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The talkfest is over: 3 things you can do right now

Give 32 librarians 30 minutes to discuss the challenges they will face in the next year and what happens? The room ignites and 141 challenges are identified without much thought at all.

Ask them to spend the next 30 minutes discussing ideas to overcome just 5 of these challenges and what happens? The room erupts and 165 ideas are proposed.

That's the power of unleashing the expertise of the audience.

Looking past your nose: Ghosts of past, present and future

You may be getting a bit sick of all this navel gazing. I am normally very pragmatic and you are probably looking for more practical tips. However at the moment, in my professional life, I am reflecting on the past, the present and the future.

Aim for excellence, always

In a previous post I listed 24 library leadership qualities that will inspire me to be a loyal follower.

2.  I will follow someone who aims to be the best and attempts to make it happen.

Good enough is never enough. There will always be room for improvement - new technology to exploit, processes to improve, and benchmarks to aspire to.

Justine Hyde - Transforming yourself for the future library

Justine Hyde conducts her workshop at the 2014 LIANZA conference in Auckland on why libraries are changing and how librarians need to adapt for modern ideas.

Analysis Of The Continuing Professional Development Needs Assessment

The maintenance of professional education, standards and practice is usually dependent on some form of continuing professional development (CPD). This applies to information professionals, including librarians, no less than any other profession. CPD has been defined as ‘the continuing education of persons within a category or type of employment. It may consist of the upgrading of skills or learning through courses or individual learning. Where professions have expanded, professional development may involve doing new courses...’ (Penguin Macquarie dictionary of Australian education, 1989).

An Assessment Of The Continuing Professional Development Needs Of Librarians In New Zealand

This report presents the basic data collected as part of the analysis of the needs of librarians for continuing professional development (CPD) conducted in September 2005 by The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand in conjunction with LIANZA. It covers the purpose of the needs assessment, followed by the methodology, and the collated results.

Professional Registration Research Project

An investigation in the reasons for interest into applying for professional registration.

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.

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