Message from Bill Macnaught
Kia ora koutou
I am reaching out to you in the spirit of friendship and collegiality that is the hallmark of the library sector. Who could have predicted the strange isolation in which we find ourselves right now? My main purpose in writing to you is to check if you are okay and to ask if there is any help that you need from the National Library.
So returning to my earlier question about what else you might need from the National Library, please do let me know if there is something else we could be doing. As the restrictions are scaled down it will become easier for us to help. In the near future we will be sharing some more news of what my staff have been doing while we’ve been working from home. I don’t mean sharing photos of home baking; I mean sharing news about the work-related achievements that we have still been able to deliver while working remotely. You might be reassured to know that our collections are still being kept safely. Like most of you however, I have been really clear that the priority in this crisis is the health and welfare of people. In these uniquely strange times my message to my staff has been very simple: Stay at home, stay safe and save lives. Not original of course, but it is a message that seems to be working for the country. I sincerely hope that you are able to stay safe in your bubbles, large or small.
Ngā mihi, mai tōku poihau ki ō koutou poihau,