The LIANZA Climate Action Group met in December 2022 and concluded that given the scale of the crisis and degree of urgency required by our profession, a LIANZA Standing Committee on Climate Change was needed to demonstrate leadership and provide guidance to the sector.
LIANZA Council has recently approved the formation of this new standing committee and the terms of reference.
Expressions of interest now are called for LIANZA personal members or staff of a LIANZA institutional member to join the LIANZA Standing Committee on Climate Action.
If you are keen to join Rob Cruickshank, University of Canterbury; Jane Clark, Massey University and Alexis McCullough, Auckland Libraries to form this standing committee please submit your expression of interest by Thursday July 20, 2023.
The terms of reference for this standing committee are here>
The committee seeks up to five additional members to reflect a range of the sectors represented by LIANZA. Some members will be chosen because of their recognised expertise and interest in aspects of climate change and action, but the committee also welcomes members who have an interest in this area and are keen to develop their knowledge and understanding.
Library and information professionals have a vital role to play in the climate crisis, encouraging our communities to learn, discuss and take action.
We hope you will take a step - and submit your expression of interest.