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…

A Book In Every Backpack – Upper Hutt City Library

The 3M Excellence and Innovation Award is highly coveted within New Zealand libraries. Winning the Award gives the winner bragging rights and sparks “dare to do different” library programmes and services throughout the profession. With applications for the 3M Excellence and Innovation Award closing on 30 June 2011, I’ve invited Debbie Duncan, Upper Hutt City…