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


LIANZA has an incredible membership base that makes it possible for us to accomplish great things for the library and information profession through our project work. 

Our main projects focus on strengthening the profession and were developed in response to member feedback. Have a look at what we're up to! And if you like what you see, get involved - we could always use the help!


Strategic Plan 2017-2018

As an association, we believe in the importance of our role as a voice for the sector. 


The goal of #brandlibraries is to create a unified vision of New Zealand libraries that clearly articulates the economic and social value of New Zealand libraries.

Future Skills

The goal of this project was to assist library and information profession to meet the challenges of tomorrow's information environment.

Future of Libraries Summit

On July 31st 2015 the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa and Te Rōpū Whakahau co-hosted Taking Libraries to 2025: The Future of Libraries Summit

Extension of Copyright under the TPPA

Through a group meeting with TPP negotiators and the media, LIANZA and the public have had an intimation that the government has given official negotiators guidelines that allowing lengthening of copyright terms in order to achieve a long-desired ‘free trade’ agreement with the US. 

Questions for political parties

With the General Election just around the corner, LIANZA has written to all currently registered political parties  seeking their views on issues that affect the library and information sector.


The most commonly fielded questions by the LIANZA office team relate not to membership or professional registration, but to remuneration.    

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