PROGRAMME

The conference programme ran from Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 October 2019

CONFERENCE THEME

OUR FAMILIES, OUR COMMUNITIES, OUR LIBRARIES NĀU TE ROUROU NĀKU TE ROUROU
Our conference theme focuses on the wellbeing and success of our people and invites us to examine our current practices, approaches and services to our families and communities.
The vision for the LIANZA 2019 Conference is for all participants to share, gift, reciprocate and collaborate using the elements of va feiloai (respectful relationships), mafana (warmth), ofa (love), malie (humour) through talanoa (shared dialogue).

OUR FAMILIES are those closest to us, those we hold dear, our whanau, our iwi/aiga/kainga.  Families can be small or large extended groups. Families are central to the wellbeing of individuals and to the collective, and are hubs of information, learning, knowledge and wisdom.

OUR COMMUNITIES are diverse. A community is a collective grouping of those people we desire to see the best of. These are our diverse villages that include churches, schools, government and non-government sector groups and communities that we collaborate closely with or we may wish closer collaboration with.

OUR LIBRARIES are the people we work with and the institutions we work in. We collaborate and partner with families and communities to provide them with relevant and engaging information services, including academic and information literacies knowledge and skills. Our libraries and information management sector is a crucial partner contributing to families and communities wellbeing and success outcomes.

SOCIAL EVENTS

The conference will provide a number of opportunities to socialise and network with your peers including a welcome function and conference dinner.

WAIATA

The waiata Ua Fa’afetai will be sung after each keynote.

LYRICS

Ua fa’afetai Ua fa’afetai Ua malie mata e va’ai
Ua tasi lava oe Ua tasi lava oe i lo’u nei fa’amoemoe.

LIANZA 2019 MC

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John Pulu graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Communication Studies in Television from AUT University and joined the Tagata Pasifika team in 2010.

While still at high school John was inspired to become a journalist through work experience on Tagata Pasifika.

He had always been interested in Pacific issues and saw there was a lack of Pacific people working in the industry. “I am very honored to represent Pasifika people and share our stories”.

John is from the Kingdom of Tonga, Kolomotu‘a, Tongatapu and Holopeka, Ha‘apai with ties to Lau in the Fiji islands.

LIANZA 2019 PROGRAMMES COMMITTEE

  • Judy McFall-McCaffery, University of Auckland
  • Elenoa Mo’a Sili-Mati, Auckland Libraries
  • Sue Fargher, Central Hawkes Bay District Libraries
  • Philippa Robinson, Walsh Memorial Library, MOTAT
  • Peter Murgatroyd, Counties Manukau Health Library
  • Jane George, Kāpiti Coast District Libraries
  • Mojgan Sadighi, Massey University Library
  • Lucy Powell, Lion Technical Library
  • Glenn Webster, Marlborough District Libraries