LIANZA TEL SIG Committee would like to express their gratitude to Marisa King, who has been an absolute delight to work with and whose leadership and fantastic contribution to TEL SIG in past years has brought several excellent events to fruition, such as the highly successful symposium Tātou Tātou: Gather and Grow and Managing Stress in the Workplace webinar. We’re sure to see Marisa continuing to make an impact in our profession as she has taken on a role for the NZLPP, is secretary of the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section and continues to be a member of LIANZA TEL SIG.
New co-convenor - Neda Zdravkovic
LIANZA TEL SIG committee welcomes Neda in her new role of a Co-convenor in 2021. As a new committee member, Neda has contributed greatly in organising popular LIANZA TEL SIG webinars this year. Neda’s career in librarianship began at Auckland Libraries twenty years ago and progressed through varied roles in tertiary librarianship to her current Auckland Institute of Studies Librarian position. As a NZLPP and IFLA’s appointed Business Coaching Specialist, Neda is committed to the survival and progression of librarianship in New Zealand and overseas.
LIANZA TEL SIG focuses on providing opportunities for our community to discuss relevant topics. We’ve hosted a number of webinars this year, most recently:
- E-Textbooks: The pros and cons, with guest speakers, Aisha Le Frantz, Collection Policy and Development Librarian from Victoria University of Wellington Library and Jo-Ann Cowie, Collection Manager from Massey University Library.
- Learning from the best: Facing Adversity in Tertiary Librarianship, with guest speakers, Kim Tairi, University Librarian, Auckland University of Technology, Brian Flaherty, Product Manager, Data Services at New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) and Kat Cuttriss, Associate University Librarian, Massey University.
Keep an eye out for our upcoming webinars, we have something truly special lined up for Open Access week in October.
Our membership continues to grow and we’re pleased to have such a great community to engage with. We have active Journal Discussion Groups who meet bi-monthly to discuss articles relevant to tertiary institutions. Each article is connected to a LIANZA Professional Registration Body of Knowledge and more information is available on the LIANZA website.
There are a significant number of tertiary librarians presenting at the LIANZA Conference and considering the multiple sessions, workshops and speakers relevant to our community, you won't want to miss out on attending in-person or online. We hope to arrange a LIANZA TEL SIG meeting during the conference, so watch this space.
If you’d like to find out more about LIANZA TEL SIG, check out our details on LIANZA’s website to subscribe to our listserv and join us on Facebook (TEL SIG and Journal Discussion Group pages).