Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
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Latest blog posts

01 December 2017

Check out the latest LIANZA blog posts!

LIANZA Holiday Competition 2018 #WhereISpentMyHoliday

15 November 2017

Last year we ran a holiday decorating competition called #LIANZABling.

Webinar: Programming for Millennials

27 October 2017

Sara is the General Services Librarian at Upper Darby Township & Sellers Memorial Free Public Library located in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States.
One of her main jobs as a General Services Librarian is providing programming for millennials aged 18-35.

Abstract submissions closing soon: APLIC 2018

25 October 2017

The Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018 program committee invites proposals relating to the conference theme: Roar | Leap | Dare.

National Simultaneous Storytime 2018

24 October 2017

Now in its 18th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

Applications open for VALA2018 Diversity Scholarships

16 October 2017

Applications are invited for the VALA2018 Diversity Scholarships.

Webinar with Jarkko from Tampere City Library in Finland

03 October 2017

We're super excited to be hosting Jarko Rikkila from Tampere City Library in Finland for our October webinar. 

NZ Chinese Language Week

28 September 2017

Now in its third year, NZCLW aims to deliver a week of fun and practical initiatives that increase awareness among Kiwis of the benefits of learning about the Chinese language and culture.

Vote for your favourite stand at LIANZA Conference #open17

26 September 2017

If you've had a great experience at a stand and want to show them some love, why not reward them by voting for them using this link!


25 September 2017

Papers for the 2017 AGM

Watch LIANZA Conference 2017 keynote addresses + view photos

24 September 2017

We're uploading conference papers and photos to Recollect
Keynote presentations are available on YouTube. Make sure you're subscribed to our channel so you're notified when we upload a new video

It's Maori Language Week 2017

11 September 2017

It's Maori Language Week 2017!

Take the LIANZA Copyright Survey

15 August 2017

The LIANZA Standing Committee on Copyright (LSCC) invites you to complete this survey about how New Zealand’s current copyright regime is working for libraries.


Applications now open for Kotuku 2018

15 August 2017

Following three successful years delivering Kotuku, our Emerging Leaders programme, we are pleased to announce that applications are now open for Kotuku 2018! 

Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui AGM

04 August 2017
The LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui AGM will be held at 5.30pm at the George Room, Thistle Inn on Thursday 10th August.

Second guest speaker for the upcoming Library Assistants Day - Jane Cherry!

27 July 2017

Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui are excited to announce the second of the special guest speakers for the upcoming Library Assistants Day - Jane Cherry!

Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui Library Assistants Day - First Guest Speaker Announced!

21 July 2017

Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui are delighted to announce the first of the special guest speakers for the upcoming Library Assistants Day - Wendy Horne!

Te Whakakitenga aa Kaimai AGM - Sunday August 27th 2017

18 July 2017

This is a great way to get more involved with LIANZA and your local library community. Also as a member of LIANZA, this is your chance to have your say in how things are done.

Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui Library Assistant's Day

12 July 2017

Are you a Library Assistant? Or, do you know a Library Assistant? Then make sure to have Thursday 10th August 2017 free in your diary!

Marrakesh treaty

27 June 2017

LIANZA has received a letter from the Hon Jacqui Dean concening the Government's decision to join the Marrakesh Treaty. The LIANZA Standing Committee on Copyright supports this decision.

$500 towards attending LIANZA Conference 2017 up for grabs!

21 June 2017

LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui Regional Committee is offering members the chance to win $500 towards attending LIANZA Conference 2017 in Christchurch in September.

Beyond the Page-Children and Youth Literary Festival

09 June 2017

We hope this inaugural festival will be the first of many to come. Join us on this adventure!

Hi-Vis your Library

08 June 2017

Join us for an exciting course on visual merchandising delivered in partnership with PiCS

Conference stands sold out!

07 June 2017

We're excited to say that all conference stands for LIANZA Confernece 'Open' 2017 are now sold out. While our exhibition is full, we can still support you to engage with our attendees.

FINALISTS-2017 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

07 June 2017

“Characters burst off the pages, delighting us at every turn,” say the judges of this year’s New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Weekend School in Tokoroa

02 June 2017

Library staff from across the region flocked to Tokoroa in May to take part in our 2017 Weekend School. Check out the feedback from a first time attendee, see the photos and re-visit some of the presentations.

Expressions of Interest: Curriculum and Assessment Writers

26 May 2017

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.

NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2017

09 May 2017

In little over a month, the finalists of one of the largest and most exciting children's literature events of the year-the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults- will be announced, and we'd love the support of libraries in promoting these wonderful home- grown New Zealand kids' books.

LIANZA Council Elections 2017

04 May 2017

Nominations for the positions of LIANZA President and regional councillors for Hikuwai, Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui and Aoraki closed on Wednesday at 5pm.

LIANZA Conference Registrations now Open!

27 April 2017

Registrations are live for LIANZA Conference 2017! 

LIANZA Council Elections 2017

03 April 2017

Nominations are now open for LIANZA Council 2017.

20% off LIANZA Membership!

27 March 2017

For every new member you introduce to LIANZA, we'll give you (and the new member) 20% off your next membership payment! 

Exciting changes for New Zealand Books Awards for Children and Young Adults

23 March 2017

Better exposure for New Zealand authors is the vision behind changes being made this week to some of the format of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Sponsorship for Conference 2017

09 March 2017

The Waikato/BOP regional committee is pleased to offer one sponsorship to assist a regional member to attend the 2017 LIANZA Conference in Christchurch on September 24-27.

Code of Practice Consultation

09 March 2017

We've been working to rewrite our Code of Practice based on the ISO framework. This is to provide consistency across all parts of the Code regardless of author, and to ensure we don't miss any key aspects of policy.

Visit to New Zealand Micrographic Services

08 March 2017

LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui invite you to our next visit in our series to our friends at New Zealand Micrographic Services (NZMS) in Grenada North.

IFLA debrief and hello to 2017

15 February 2017

On 26th January a collection of us met to hear a debrief on the 2016 IFLA conference from Barbara McPhee from Parliament Library, Cellia Joe-Olsen, and Trish Beasley from National Library.

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