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


Professional Recognition Awards

Every year LIANZA honours the contributions made to the profession in New Zealand by LIANZA members and leaders in the profession.


LIANZA offers a variety of scholarships that recognise individual achievements and support research within the library and information sector

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.

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.

Baker & Taylor / James Bennett Professional Development Scholarship

An invitation is extended to all staff at libraries that are part of the Nationwide Outsourcing Contract. Baker & Taylor/James Bennett, are the supplier of library materials and services to New Zealand Public Libraries in this contract. They have put together an exciting scholarship opportunity that recognises the importance of continuing professional development.

LIANZA's Response to Into the River Ban

The Board of Review has taken the extraordinary step of instating an interim restriction order for access to Into The River by Ted Dawe. An 'interim restriction order' has never been issued for a book before and seems disproportionate to the risk while the Board considers a rating review.

Waikato Bay of Plenty Professional Registration Group

We are hoping to be a group that will get together in person about two to three times a year but use the groups page to keep in touch, maybe share articles, blogs, readings or thoughts on events or notifying about professional development activities in the region.

Please contact Jenny McIvor or Kathryn Parsons for more information.

John Harris Award


The John Harris Award is awarded in recognition of notable published work, which represents a contribution to New Zealand librarianship.


The John Harris Award was established in 1961 and is presented by LIANZA in recognition of notable published work, such as in the bibliographical, critical, historical or administrative fields, which represents a contribution to New Zealand librarianship.

Ada Fache Fund

Ada Fache was a stalwart of the library profession. She commenced work as an assistant at Dunedin Public Library in 1937. Except for two years as Librarian at Rangiora Public Library during the war, the remainder of her career was spent at Dunedin culminating in her appointment as City Librarian in 1960 -(only the second woman to hold this position in a metropolitan library). Miss Fache was one of the first group in 1946 to pass the General Training Certificate (later known as the NZLA Certificate, which then became the NZ Library Studies Certificate).


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