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

Library Life

Library Life: Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa is our monthly magazine for the library and information sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The magazine features an inspiring and refreshing mix of debate, discussion and interactive content from throughout the profession as well as news, updates from LIANZA, and details of industry events, conferences and seminars.

Established as a newsletter in 1932, Library Life has recently been re-energised, thanks to the new design from Jess in Admin who also has a degree in Design from Massey, and from all of our lovely contributors who are upping their game and seding in riveting content.

Always on the lookout for new articles, Library Life accepts unsolicited submissions from professionals in the sector.

Submit to Library Life online. 



Issue theme

Content deadline

Change & resilience

Friday 3rd February

Learning & career development

Friday 3rd March

Identities of librarians in 2017, #betterlibrarystories

Friday 7th April

Art, music, entertainment

Friday 5th May


Friday 2nd June

Special Edition: Te Ropu Whakahau

Friday 7th July 


Friday 4th August


Friday 1st September

Conference issue

Friday 6th October

Future directions

Friday 3rd November

Best of the year

Friday 1st December 

Library Life is available online via PressReader, in a format which includes sound, bookmarking and sharing tools as well as the ability to view offline.

There are even mobile apps to read Library Life while on the go! Welcome to the future!

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Each issue is available for download here on the LIANZA site in PDF form. If you prefer print, print away! 

We'll be looking at a magazine option for our members in the near future.

Recent issues


We are slowly building up our back catalogue of issues available for download. See the collection here.

Guide to writing for Library Life

Editor's Job Description

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