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…

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…

4. Become a BoK Star

In a previous post I listed 24 library leadership qualities that will inspire me to be a loyal follower. 4.  I will follow someone who helps me overcome obstacles. LIANZA’s professional registration scheme provides (amongst other things) a framework for employers to coach and develop their library and information professional staff. Many New Zealand librarians who are professionally registered…