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


Student Awards

LIANZA works with Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) and the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand to reward the best and brightest. Our student prizes are awarded annually for excellence in library and information management studies.

Marrakesh treaty

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.

Visit to the Met Service Library

The first in the series of Library tours took place on Thursday 22 January with a visit to the Met Service in Wellington and we can confidently confirm that it is indeed New Zealand’s coolest little weather company!

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.

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.

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Parliamentary Library

Library Life Ariticle: 02 Nov 12

Feature article by: Parliamentary Library

The New Zealand Parliament makes laws, holds the government to account and represents the people - and the Parliamentary Library exists to support these functions.  We do this by providing MPs and parliamentary staff with information services which are relevant, accurate, impartial, timely and confidential.

Soapbox: Proposed New Zealand Copyright Review

Library Life Article: 07 May 13

The government proposed a copyright review for us in 2013.

What has been indicated so far is a restricted, rather than a wide-ranging review.


Changes to copyright have the potential to impact libraries and can restrict a society's access to knowledge.

Growing Ideas - SLIS Wellington Lunchtime Session With Claire Stent

This month we have Claire Stent from Statistics New Zealand to lead an interactive session - Growing Ideas.

We know we should be innovative but how do we think of new or improved services and products. If we have good ideas, how do we turn them into something we can develop and use in our library.

Come along to an interactive session which will help to build a tool set for developing and growing ideas.

Claire Stent
Claire Stent has a proven track record in innovation.

Thriving Under Fire

LIANZA has partnered with Thriving Under Fire (TUF) to deliver this online course providing solutions to workplace communication challenges such as handling complaints and resolving conflict.

Course content

TUF has been very successfully training people to deal with difficult customers for the last 15 years, with John Faisandier as the principal facilitator. In 2013 TUF Online was created to reach a wider audience.

The Thriving Under Fire online programme provides solutions to workplace communication challenges. It will help you to:


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