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.

10 Reasons To Go To #LIANZA11 (In 140 Characters Or Less)

Last week I attended the Queensland Public Libraries Association Conference and tweeted live updates for the first time (all tweets from the QPLA Conference have been captured here). I was quite nervous about this as I wasn’t sure if I could: Offer any real value within 140 characters Keep my tweets up-to-date with the speed…

Professional Registration: The Journey Begins…And Ends (For Now)

In a previous article, I evaluated the benefits of becoming professionally registered with LIANZA. Although the benefits weren’t overwhelming, I was curious to see what the registration process involved and whether I’d qualify. The application process consists of two parts: Completing a pre-registration form Supplying evidence of relevant tertiary qualifications 1. Completing a pre-registration form…

Professional Registration: Why?

I first became a LIANZA and Te Rōpū Whakahau member in the early 1990s to meet others in similar circumstances and as part of my ongoing career development. I was studying for my post-grad library qualification, was new to the profession, and I was working sole-charge at Awataha Marae library. It was significant for me…