‘People and communities connected and empowered by information’
LIANZA is looking for new council members and our next president-elect.
Is this you or someone you know ?
He karanga ki ngā kaiarataki katoa. Kei te reri koe ki te whai i tētahi tūranga kaiarataki ki roto i te rāngai Wharepukapuka me te pārongo?
Over the next two years, our association will transition to a new governance structure. This was approved by members in November 2021. Our council moves from six regionally elected to four nationally elected council members and two appointed members.
From June 30, three regional council member roles (LIANZA Te Whakakitenga aa Kaimai, LIANZA Ikaroa and LIANZA Murihiku) cease and the Te Rōpū Whakahau tumuaki and Te Rōpū Whakahau council member will no longer sit on LIANZA Council.
LIANZA is now calling for nominations for president-elect and the first two nationally elected council members and one appointed councillor. Nominations are being sought to increase the council’s diversity of skills, knowledge, perspectives, and networks, based on a recent annual council skills audit.
A strength of LIANZA is the ‘three P’s team’- president-past, president, and president-elect; and leading our association with this model will continue. A new president-elect is being sought to join Kim Taunga (who will become president) and Erica Rankin (who will become immediate past-president) for a three-year term to lead our governing council. The three presidents work closely together, and they have many leadership opportunities – representing LIANZA at hui, forums, and conferences; working alongside national and international stakeholders; leading the council; engaging with members and driving the strategic direction of the association. You can find out who has previously lead LIANZA here.
Two elected council members
We welcome LIANZA personal members who have a passion for the library and information sector and experience or understanding of governance, to self-nominate or make a nomination for the two nationally elected roles.
One appointed council member
LIANZA is seeking to appoint someone with skills in Tikanga and Mātauranga Māori or someone with experience from beyond the library and information sector. Nominees do not need to be personal members to be nominated and appointed to council.
ARE YOU THE PERSON WE NEED?
We need new energetic and engaged council members to complement the existing council.
We value a diverse range of experience on our council and seek experienced people to contribute to:
- Setting strategic direction and pursuing strategic opportunities to grow the association’s reach and impact.
- Evaluating financial viability and performance.
- Identifying and monitoring risks.
- Strengthening networks with stakeholders beyond the library and information sector.
- Sharing professional knowledge and experience from across the library and information sector, particularly from tertiary, special and health libraries.
This is an exciting time to be involved in the strategic governance of your professional association as we look to the future of LIANZA. If you seek a new challenge and want to make a significant contribution to the library and information sector at the national level, then consider nomination to LIANZA Council.
- Wednesday March 16, 2022: Call for nominations for LIANZA President-elect, elected and appointed councillors
- Monday April 4, 2022: Nominations close
- Wednesday April 6, 2022: Elections open
- Monday May 2, 2022: Elections close
- Monday May 16, 2022: LIANZA President-elect and council members announced
For more information on LIANZA Council, the strategic plan, LIANZA Council handbook and the current LIANZA Council go to https://lianza.org.nz/about/who-we-are/meet-our-council/