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


TELSIG needs new leaders!

TELSIG is the special interest group that promotes the interests of librarians and libraries associated with tertiary education and had over 150 members around the country in 2017-18.

Abstract submissions closing soon: APLIC 2018

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

Future Skills

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

Teen Services Fundamentals

An Infopeople online course, beginning  10 February – 9 March 2015

Does your work in the library include service to teens? Do you want to increase your confidence and competence in providing fundamental teen services?

Librarian and author Sarah Flowers will share resources, experiences, and ideas for working with this energetic and enthusiastic age group (commonly defined as ages 12 to 18). As a result of the course, you'll be able to:

Libraries Aotearoa: Past Present and Future

A presentation on Libraries Aotearoa (#brandlibraries) by Working Group Chair Vye Perrone at LIANZA Conference in Auckland, October 2014.

Libraries Aotearoa represents all New Zealand libraries. From school to academic, from public to specialist, we're one powerful network, able to guide our country on its journey towards knowledge.

Library Discussion Lists

For information on subscribing to discussion lists for library and information management in New Zealand please visit the LIANZA DIG SIG list. 

For Australian library-oriented email discussion lists, check out Australian library-related discussion lists


An Introduction to Leadership

This self-paced LIANZA online learning course provides an overview of the topic of leadership within the context of the library and information professions.

In a time of rapid and dynamic change, there are limitless opportunities for people to develop their leadership skills and confidence. LIANZA recognises that developing a broad base of leaders is one of the most important things we can do to ensure a vibrant future.

Course Content

A Library Educator’s View

Library Life Article: 22 Mar 13

Feature article by: Alastair Smith

A Project Checklist For Comparing And Selecting Large Resources Or Technology In Libraries

Library Life Article: 06 May 13

Written by Tim Darlington, Jennie Woodfield and Julia Harvey (Massey University Library) April, 2013

University Of Otago Health Sciences Library's Social Spaces

Library Life Article: 08 Aug 13

Feature article by Sarah Gallagher

“Social media is another way that both students and academic staff can keep in contact with their library as long as we continue to have regular postings and relevant content.”  [Staff comment, 2012]

Two years ago I started my role as an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of Otago Health Sciences Library. Being a long time user of social media I could see definite opportunities to use these tools in our Library.


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