The Future of Libraries Summit: You. Me. We.

On Friday  I attended the LIANZA and Te Ropu Whakahau Future of Libraries Summit in Wellington. Several people have already blogged their perspectives of the day (here, here and here) and there are also a couple of storified tweets from the day (here and here). I found the day uncomfortable and awkward. The discussion was dominated by three…

Hidden In Plain Sight

As part of the work the Emerging Leaders Working Group is undertaking I’m interviewing people who stand out as some of New Zealand’s emerging leaders, or who have an interesting perspective on leadership. If there is someone who inspires you, someone you see as one of our profession’s emerging leaders, drop me a line with their contact…

Libraries and Librarians

Last week David Lankes hosted a webinar for New Zealand librarians who had registered for The Atlas of New Librarianship discussion groups. David’s presentation contained so many gems that it’s going to take me a long while to unpack, polish and share them with others. But I am working on it; and here is the…

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…

Live-Tweets Of The LIANZA Waikato/BOP Weekend School 25-27 May 2012

The LIANZA Waikato/BOP Weekend School celebrated it’s 10th anniversary this year in Whakatane. Below is a brief summary of selected presentations and how they were represented on Twitter at the time (live-tweets). LIANZA update Jane Hill, LIANZA President Jane outlined where LIANZA is going in 2012 and beyond; and asked the audience to discuss future…

BoK Makeover

Last night I was putting the final touches to today’s Daily News when I realised that LIANZA had given the Bodies of Knowledge (BoKs) a makeover. This came as a surprise as there was no announcement that this had been completed. In March 2011 LIANZA indicated that a review of the Bodies of Knowledge (pdf) would occur…

It Is Personal

Revalidating your professional registration with LIANZA is not just a process. It is personal. Despite LIANZA providing a truckload of tips for librarians due to renew their professional registration, it can still seem just a wee bit too confusing and seriously stressful. Where do I start? What do I have to do? How many BoKs do I…

New Zealanders Love Public Libraries

I created this video in honour of the All Blacks winning the Rugby World Cup and the launch of the LIANZA advocacy tools portal. [Added 6:20pm 27 Oct 2011: Statistics from LIANZA. Images: Microsoft PowerPoint clipart. Music: composed & performed by Peter John Ross, courtesy of Sonnyboo.com (CC-BY).] It was initially inspired by this video from Ireland.