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


LIANZA produces several publications aimed at extending our community of practice and keeping library and information professionals informed, as well as the general public.

Library Life

Library Life







Library Life is our magazine that is published online in a pdf magazine format bi-monthly.

Library Life has come a long way from the stapled newsletter it was in 1932! Our digital format is slick and rich with colorful content that reflects this innovative sector.

Content for Library Life is generated by our members. Our guest editors are from all around New Zealand in order to diversify the content we feature.  

We're always looking for new and interesting stories from the library and information sector, so please share your thoughts with us! 

2018/19 Library Life Deadlines


Content deadline

Publication date


Friday 9th November 

Friday 30th November



Friday 18th January

Friday 8th February


Friday 8th March

Friday 29th March


Friday 10th May

Friday 31st May


Friday 5th July 

Friday 26th July


Friday 6th September

Friday 27th September

November/ December

Friday 8th November

Friday 29th November

Libraries in Aotearoa

Libraries in Aotearoa is a collaborative publication that LIANZA publishes annually which outlines the state of the library and information sector in New Zealand. 

This report details current trends, challenges and opportunities for the profession.

New Zealand Library and Information Management Journal

The Library and Information Management Journal is an annual research journal which focusses on management issues in the sector.

The diverse and stimulating content is created by New Zealand librarians, record managers, and archivists, reflecting the wide-ranging interests and needs of information management professionals in New Zealand.

Library and Information Advisory Commission Report (LIAC)

The 2014 LIAC Report was commissioned by LIAC through the National Library in order to form the basis of a briefing report for the incoming Minister. 

Titled 'Valuing Our Libraries' the report makes it very clear just how important libraries and librarians are to New Zealand society.

To find out more about any of these publications, or to get involved, get in touch with the office.

Share this on