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


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. 

Expressions of Interest: Curriculum and Assessment Writers

New Zealand needs a strong core of professionally qualified librarians, archivists and records and information managers with the skills to lead us into a vibrant future.

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.


.Current New Zealand Library Qualifications

The Open Polytechnic is now offering an exciting new qualification-a Bachelor of Library and Information Studies. You can find out more about this qualification on the Open Polytechnic website. 

Sarah-Jane Saravani - Librarians Becoming Competent: Technology Acceptance in the Workplace

This paper was presented by Sarah-Jane Saravani at the 2013 LIANZA Conference

Mirla Edmundson - Change Readiness: A New Commitment To Developing A Future-fit Workforce

This paper was presented by Mirla Edmundson and Greg Morgan at the 2013 LIANZA Conference.

Brenda Chawner - Flowing and Changing Over Time: Reshaping Postgraudate Information Studies Qualifications to Meet Future Needs

This paper was presented by Brenda Chawner at the 2013 LIANZA Conference.
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Education providers

These education providers offer New Zealand focussed library and information studies, and record management programmes ranging from Diplomas to Masters level qualifications. 


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Getting Qualified

Library professionals are the essential element of strong schools, colleges, universities, and public communities. 


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