Guardians Kaitiaki

Applicants wanted for Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library

The Department of Internal Affairs is seeking candidates to be a general member of the Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library (Guardians Kaitiaki). Guardians Kaitiaki advise the Minister Responsible for the National Library on key matters relating to the operation of the Alexander Turnbull Library, including:

  • the capacity of the Library to acquire documents to be used for the purposes of research, scholarship, or mātauranga Māori, or by other libraries and the people of New Zealand; 
  • the provision of services to enable access and research using the collections of the Library; 
  • decisions made by the Chief Librarian to make documents from the collections of the Library available for public exhibition; and 
  • the appropriate and adequate protection of the collection in the Library. 

There is one Guardian Kaitiaki position available with members appointed for three-year terms. Applications can be sent to appointments@dia.govt.nz and close 5pm, Friday 19th August.

For more information, including a candidate information sheet and expression of interest form can be found at https://www.dia.govt.nz/Appointments-to-Statutory-Bodies.