Recognition received from our peers provides insight into the positive impact our work makes on the people around us. This helps illuminate the purpose behind even the small tasks we do every day and helps build a bond in the sector. It also shines a light on our best role models!
Including the new Fellows and Associates from this year, there have been 93 Fellows, since 1964 and 241 Associates, since 1955. What a fantastic group of LIS sector leaders and role models to look up to!
LIANZA Professional Recognition Awards are managed by the LIANZA Credentials Committee and include:
Associateships, Awards of Professional Excellence, Letters of Recognition, Joint Letter of Recognition for Bicultural Development and Fellowships.
This year Philip van Zijl is awarded a LIANZA Fellowship for his sustained and professional leadership in the fields of public and tertiary librarianship and professional association work. Congratulations Philip!
The selection committee says,
"Philip is an enabler, natural facilitator, host and team builder. He supports his staff to achieve the highest goals regardless of where it takes them in their own careers and lives. He is happy to grow people to be useful and successful in any role, not just within his own library network, a rare trait in today’s world. He gives without counting to cost and is a role model for others in leadership.
Philip is well-deserving of the award of Fellowship of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa."
Congratulations to Elisabeth (Lis) Marrow and Peter Murgatroyd who have been awarded a LIANZA Associateship.
The committee includes Lee Rowe (ALIANZA), Bernie Hawke (FLIANZA), Joan Simpson (ALIANZA), Alison Fields (FLIANZA), Dyane Hosler (ALIANZA), Justine Lester (ALIANZA) and was chaired by Laurinda Thomas (ALIANZA).