Saturday 15th – 16th May
Weekend School hosted by NMIT, Nelson and Tūranga Library, Christchurch
Your LIANZA Aoraki committee presents Inclusivity: LIANZA Aoraki Weekend School 2021. This weekend is about celebrating the diversity of our communities and sharing how to reflect this in our roles as information professionals to create more inclusive libraries, particularly as we navigate our changing role post COVID19.
The two day event will consist of a range of speakers from library assistants to managers, all of whom have hands-on experience in creating collections, services, or programmes for individuals from all walks of life. They will share their knowledge of recognising and connecting to individuals and their uniqueness while providing you with the skills to do the same.
Our aim is to make the ideas, inspiration and knowledge shared during the weekend accessible to members across our region. For this reason, events will be held in both Christchurch and Nelson locations with live streaming between. Those in these cities will be able to hear from speakers face-to-face before watching live streaming of the talk happening in the other location.
This weekend is also about LIANZA members taking the time to network and socialise with one another, so throughout the weekend there will be time for discussion and planned social events. Watching events thorough Zoom as a group also allows time to discuss and share our thoughts with other attendees after the speaker , as we want to ensure this aspect of the weekend school is not lost.
Detailed programme, registration process and fee information coming soon.
Registrations will open Monday 5th April and close Friday 30th April 2021.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
A call for abstracts is being made to colleagues across all library and information sectors to present during the course of the weekend. Talks will generally be 20 minutes not including an extra 5-10 minutes for questions at the end.
Please indicate if you would prefer a longer or shorter session. We are looking for the different ways in which people and organisations are celebrating inclusivity in all library sectors both pre and post-COVID19.
If you are a new professional and looking to gain some experience presenting, we encourage you to see this as an opportunity to do this in a welcoming atmosphere.
Deadline for abstracts is 28th February 2021. Please submit abstract here!
You can also get in touch with Rosamund to ask any questions about the programme.
Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai tātou,
on behalf of
LIANZA Aoraki Committee