Welcome to Libraries Aotearoa
Libraries Aotearoa was developed by LIANZA – the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa – in partnership with the library sector. It represents all libraries and provides one powerful network guiding our country on its journey to knowledge.
Here you will find latest news, information, research, statistics and trends from the library sector. This site is a work in progress, which will continue to grow as new research comes to hand. Libraries Aotearoa is now home to Library Life – the go-to magazine for New Zealand librarians.
Call for Abstracts
LIANZA Conference 2019 will be held in Auckland from October 21-23 at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau. The Conference will be a unique experience, convened by our Pasifika Information Management Network and held for the first time in South Auckland. Our 2019 conference theme is ‘Our families, our communities, our libraries’
The call for abstracts is now open.
New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
LIANZA is proud to sponsor the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Entries for the awards close Friday 22 February 2019.
Read all about this year's judges.
ALIA Professional Development Workshops
Registration is now open for 2019 ALIA Training courses and workshops.
LIANZA members receive a special member discount to all ALIA courses and workshops. In 2019 courses are being offered on library spaces, libraries and homelessness, reader's advisory and WebDewey. You must register via this LIANZA Survey Monkey form to receive the LIANZA member discount.
Digital Content Issues
The LIANZA Digital Standing Committee wants to know: What is your one top issue around digital content affecting you and your library? Respond here. We look forward to hearing your ideas and looking at ways in which we can help tackle the issues.
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