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.
LIANZA’s vision is People and communities connected and empowered by information.
Do you want to play an essential role in enabling this vision to be realised?
LIANZA is seeking nominations for President-elect and three regional councillors. Nominations for these positions are now open and close on Wednesday May 1, 2019.
Are you or a colleague ready to step into a new leadership role?
New Special Interest Group for LIANZA
Read more about LIANZA's new SIG for librarians serving customers with disabilities.
LIANZA Conference 2019 Update
The call for LIANZA 2019 Conference abstracts has now closed. After a late rush we are now spoiled for choice, with some exciting possibilities! The reviewers are looking forward to reading your submissions.
The abstract reviewers are looking for new initiatives, fresh experiences, unexpected findings, deep insights, inspiring initiatives and provocative thoughts to create an engaging and stimulating conference. If you have submitted an abstract you will be notified about the outcome by 10 May.
• Results of abstract submissions no later than 10 May 2019.
• Early Bird registration opens June 2019.
• Presenters will need to have registered for LIANZA 2019 by no later than 25 July 2019 to guarantee a place in the programme.
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.
Become a member of LIANZA