Part 2: Three LIANZA Projects

Yesterday I published part one of an interview with LIANZA President Elect Laurinda Thomas about the Strengthening the Profession projects that LIANZA has recently announced. In part one Laurinda answers some general questions about the projects – deliverables, terms of reference, selection criteria, time commitments, and skills of working party members and the role of Council…

Part 1: Strengthening The Profession

The impetus for a programme of work around ‘Strengthening the Profession’ came from a strategy paper to market the profession presented to Council in 2009. During 2011, Council ran a workshop at the Conference to help scope the work needed, and a subsequent survey of our membership to determine priorities. As a result, Council is…

Ebook Providers in New Zealand: OverDrive and Wheelers

This article began life as a story about Tauranga City Libraries soon-to-be launched ebook service and upon doing some background research I realised that there was a larger story to tell. Hopefully you will find it as fascinating as I have. With ebook sales surging and library ebook lending becoming increasingly competitive around the globe,…

A Librarian And His Ebook

Michael Parry is the Digital Initiatives Coordinator at Victoria University of Wellington Library and has just published his first novel and ebook, The Spiral Tattoo. With ebook sales surging and library ebook lending becoming increasingly competitive, Michael seems to be in the middle of a very sweet spot. I interviewed Michael to learn more. Tell…

Waimakariri District Libraries: First NZ Library To Launch App

Pat Mock, Reference Team Leader of Waimakariri District Libraries graciously agreed to share how they’ve “dared to do different” by being the first library in New Zealand to use the LibAnywhere app. Congratulations on being the first library in New Zealand to use Library Anywhere (LibAnywhere). What prompted you to set up an app for…

A Latitude of Libraries – An Interview

This Q-and-A is with Claire Gummer, author of A Latitude of Libraries. What prompted you to start A Latitude of Libraries? I’ve always relished information and ideas, and as an Aucklander I’m excited about the way the region-wide public library network now makes them more accessible and extends the boundaries of my world. My books…

Auckland Libraries Super Tour 2011 – An Interview

This Q-and-A is with Wendy, author of Auckland Libraries Super Tour 2011. Auckland Libraries Super Tour 2011 is such a great idea, how did you come up with it? I saw an Auckand Libraries brochure about the new system with a list of their libraries on the back and thought it would be good to…