The professional recognition awards will be presented at the LIANZA AGM on November 24.
- LIANZA Honorary Life Membership: Anahera Morehu (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei)
- LIANZA Fellowship: Te Paea Paringatai
- LIANZA Associateships: Philip Miles and Siong Ng
- LIANZA Letter of Professional Excellence: Adele Hewlett
We would like to thank the LIANZA Credentials Committee, chaired by Laurinda Thomas for their work and recommendations.
E koa ana a Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa LIANZA ki te whakawhiwhi ki a Anahera Morehu te Mematanga Hōnore Mauroa mō āna mahi nunui mā LIANZA me te rāngai whare pukapuka i Aotearoa.
Mauri tū, mauri ora
He tokoiti anake te hunga ka tata ki ngā mahi nunui a Anahera mā Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa LIANZA. Neke atu i te tekau tau ia i noho i runga i te kaunihera, tae atu ki āna tūranga whakakanohi i a Te Rōpū Whakahau, te rohe o LIANZA Hikuwai, otirā i noho hoki hei Perēhitini o LIANZA i te 2020-2021. I ngā tau e waru o tana noho ki te Poari Rēhita Ngaio o LIANZA, i āwhina ia ki te ārahi i te tokomaha kia whai rēhitatanga, whakamanatanga hoki, ā, i whai wāhi nui hoki ki te whakatinanatanga o te BOK 11. He nui te whai wāhi a Anahera ki ngā hui taurima maha a LIANZA mā ngā whakaaturanga, ngā pae wānanga, ngā tohenga, ngā komiti whakahaere otirā i tū hoki hei kaiwhakarite matua o te hui taurima i te 2014. I te tau 2012 i whakawhiwhia a Anahera ki te LIANZA Associateship, ā, i te tau 2018 te LIANZA Fellow.
I waho ake o LIANZA, he pērā anō te pukumahi o Anahera. Mō te tekau mā rima tau, i noho ia i runga i Te Rōpū Whakahau Ngā Kaiwhakahau, i noho hoki hei Tumuaki (2010-2012). I noho hoki a Anahera i runga i te Poari Māori Subject Headings Governing Board a Ngā Upoko Tukutuku (2012-2022), te Komiti o LFA WLIC (2018-2020), te NZLPP Sector Reference Group me te International Indigenous Librarians Forum.
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini
Puta noa i ana mahinga katoa, he rite tonu tana ārahi, tana whakaruruhau i ētahi atu. Ko ia tētahi e whakarite ana i ngā manakohanga teitei mā te tangata me te mahi, otirā ka tautoko i ētahi atu kia tutuki ai aua manakohanga. Nā te huhua o āna hononga, i hua mai ai ngā mahinga ngātahinga i whai hua ai te tini tangata.
Whaowhia te kete mātauranga
He wahine māhorahora a Anahera me ōna mōhiotanga, otirā he mātātoa o te whakahaeretanga iwi taketake. Tatū noa ki te noho i runga i te Poari Rēhita Ngaio o LIANZA, kua whakaritea e ia ngā āheinga akoranga maha mō te rāngai, tae atu ki te āwhina i ētahi atu kia mārama ake ki te tikanga me te mātauranga Māori. I te tau 2018 i whakaatu ia ki te IFLA World Library and Information Congress i Kuala Lumpur.
Hei whakarāpopoto, e harikoa ana te Kaunihera o LIANZA ki te whakawhiwhi i te mematanga hōnore mauroa ki a Anahera. He nui noa atu āna hōmaitanga ki a Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa LIANZA i tērā e taea ai e mātou te whakahoki ake.
Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa LIANZA is pleased to award Anahera Morehu (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei) an Honorary Life Membership for her outstanding contribution to LIANZA and the library and information sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Mauri Tū, mauri ora
Anahera continues to contribute to Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa. She has been an active member for over 10 years in her roles representing Te Rōpū Whakahau, LIANZA Hikuwai region and LIANZA President in 2020-21. Anahera sat on the LIANZA Pofessional Registration Board helping with registration and revalidation, and instrumental in the adoption and implementation of BoK 11. Anahera has inputted into LIANZA conferences as presenter, panellist, debates, organising committee and conference convenor in 2014. She was granted a LIANZA Associateship in 2012 and LIANZA Fellowship in 2018.
Anahera continues to be active on Te Rōpū Whakahau Ngā Kaiwhakahau, including her term as secretary, tumuaki teina, tumuaki (2006-2012), tumuaki tuakana and current region Te Hikuroa. She has represented LIANZA on the Governing Board for Ngā Upoko Tukutuku Governing Board, the IFLA WLIC, steering commitee, NZLPP Sector Reference Group and International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum.
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, erangi he toa takimano
Anahera sets her high expectations for individuals, herself and the profession, and has mentored many. She has numerous networks which have benefited the multitudes. Anahera has provided support for LIANZA in the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults Te Kura Pounamu for Te Reo Māori, convening and merging tangata matatau i te reo to help build these awards alongside past convenors.
Whaowhia te kete mātauranga
Anahera continues to be generous with her wisdom and supports the Mātauranga Māori and Tukua workshops, as well as champion indigenous knowledge management. Anahera continues to help others come to grips with tikanga and mātauranga Māori and presented on this kaupapa at the 2018 IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur, as well as making sure that we all knew the right words and tune to the waiata “Tūtira mai ngā iwi”.
LIANZA Council is delighted to award Anahera a honorary life membership. She has given Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa far more that we can ever offer in return.
Kua whakawhiwhia ki a Te Paea Paringatai tētahi Fellowship o Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa LIANZA.
He nui whakaharahara te whakaaweawetanga me te hautūtanga a Te Paea i roto i te taiao whare pukapuka, Māori, iwi taketake hoki. Kua noho ia hei mema whakaaweawe, mema rangatira, tumuaki hoki o ētahi rōpū whare pukapuka tae atu ki te Perēhitini o LIANZA, te tumuaki o Te Rōpū Whakahau me te upoko o te International Federation of Library Association’s Indigenous Matters Section. I whai wāhi nui ia i te IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section me te International Indigenous Librarians Forum, otirā te whakarato i te hautūtanga ā-ao i tēnei mahi. I ngā tau tata nei, i noho a Te Paea hei kaikōmihana i te Kōmihana Tohutohu Whare Pukapuka, e tuku ana i ngā tohutohu kounga ki te Minita Take Taiwhenua me te kōkiri i ngā take whānui tae atu ki te Mātauranga Māori.
He kōtuku rerenga tahi a Te Paea, he pūkenga nui, he pukumahi, he manawanui otirā he māhaki, he mākohakoha, he kaiārahi tangata hoki. Kua ākina, kua arahina e ia ngā tini Māori kia tū hei mātanga whare pukapuka, kia eke panuku ā rātou mahi, me te hiki i te wairua o ngā wāhi mahi, te tiaki kiritaki me te rāngai katoa. Ka uru ki āna mahi hautūtanga i te ratonga whare pukapuka āna tūranga i ngā Whare Pukapuka o Kāpiti me te ārahi i te tira 30 tāngata i Te Whare Pukapuka o Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, otirā nāna i āwhina ki te whakawhanake i ngā ratonga pēnei i te ‘tauira whakawhiti uara pou’ me te aronui, tautoko hoki e pā ana ki te kanorautanga mō te Māori, Pasifika me ētahi atu ākonga. E whakaatu ana hoki tana tūranga o te wā nei hei Kaitohutohu Mātauranga Māori mō Te Tari Taiwhenua i tana hautūtanga me tana tohungatanga i tēnei mahi.
He rongonui hoki āna mahi rangahau, whakaako hoki. Ka uru ki tēnei āna mahi ki ngā kaupapa ako me te hautūtanga i ngā akoranga whare pukapuka i Te Kuratini Tuwhera, me āna rangahau, tānga hoki i ētahi tuhinga whānui me ngā pūrongo mō ngā tirohanga a te Māori ki te hautūtanga me te tuakiri ahurea.
Inā te nui o te whānui o ngā tāpaetanga a Te Paea ki te whare pukapukatanga o Aotearoa me te ao, me tana tautoko, whakatairanga hoki i ngā kaimahi whare pukapuka Māori, iwi taketake, me ngā kaimahi katoa, otirā he uaua te kapo ake i te ruarua kupu. He kaipara huarahi ia, he kaitautoko, otirā he rangatira tūturu. Hei tino kaiwhiwhi a Te Paea o tēnei Fellowship o LIANZA.
Te Paea Paringatai is awarded a Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa LIANZA Fellowship.
Te Paea has made a remarkable impact on the cultural ethos within the library and information field. She is recognised for her leadership practice, participatory advocacy in and sustained commitment to these activities throughout her career.
Te Paea has successfully raised the profile of libraries and information in her endeavours and has worked hard to influence systems and structures to make things function more efficiently and drive better outcomes for the many communities that are served by libraries and talented kaimahi. She has been an influential and high-ranking member of several library associations and groups including LIANZA President, Te Rōpū Whakahau tumuaki and International Federation of Library Association’s Indigenous Matters Section chair. She was heavily involved in the IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section and in the International Indigenous Librarians Forum, providing global leadership in this space. She is currently a Division Committee Chair and part of the IFLA Professional Council and in her spare time, she teaches in the Bachelor of Library and Information Studies. In addition, Te Paea has been one of the commissioners on the Library and Information Advisory Commission, providing quality advice to the Minister of Internal Affairs and championing a range of issues including Mātauranga Māori. In these roles, she has shown initiative and made a tangible impact influencing and leading innovative change in both Aotearoa and around the world, with a focus on topics of collective leadership, coaching and mentoring, partnering through an indigenous lens, collection management, LIS education, documentary heritage, Tiriti o Waitangi, mātauranga Māori and global indigenous matters.
Te Paea began her career as a part-time library assistant in Ōtaki Library and today, she is Director Mātauranga Māori at the Department of Internal Affairs. She has epitomized that type of leader who is not necessarily the celebrity but who, through determination, values and unabashed love of taonga i tuku iho, whether it be thought leadership, improving access to content, helping other’s deliver culturally fit services, or designing functional library spaces on a budget; she has strengthened and added to the fabric of library life. Te Paea is that rare person who is talented, hardworking, and bravely courageous while also a humble, kind and natural leader. She has encouraged and guided many Māori and LIS students to become library professionals, excel in their work, and make their own mark within the wider profession.
She is a trailblazer, a staunch advocate, and a true rangatira. Te Paea is a worthy and deserving recipient of a LIANZA Fellowship.
Philip is currently the Simplification Lead, Connected Communities, for Auckland Council. He is an active and engaged member of LIANZA and has served as chair of the LIANZA Hikuwai regional committee. He has been the Hikuwai regional councillor on the LIANZA Council, since 2019.
Philip has contributed to Library Life Te Rau Ora, led a webinar on digital inclusion activities in New Zealand, and has appeared on Radio New Zealand to talk about the LIANZA SLANZA Tertiary Grants and workforce planning.
In his current role as Simplification Lead, he led the work to ensure processes and policies were updated for the removal of library fines. He ensured staff had consistent processes and information, so customers had the best possible experience.
As Digital Solutions Lead at Auckland Libraries, Philip managed multiple library systems, the development and upgrade of the Auckland Libraries app and worked with partners to design and install the technology requirements for new builds and refurbishments such as Te Paataka Koorero o Takaanini Community Hub.
Philip is an able communicator, who is trusted by his colleagues, provides sound advice, and is generous with his time. As one referee commented, “Philip’s librarianship is as evidence-based as it is kind”.
Siong is currently the library manager at Carey Baptist College in Auckland. As the library manager, Siong is involved in a wide range of library activities, including purchasing in print and electronic formats, managing the e-resources, budgeting, developing and delivering information literacy resources, team leadership and managing archives. In Siong’s current role she has developed a self-paced information literacy course for her students, implemented an online repository for the college’s dissertations, and gained funding to progress digitisation of archive collections.
Siong was president of the NZ Chapter of the Australia Zealand Theological Librarian Association from 2015-18. She has been published in the American Theological Library Association Journal and the Journal of Academic Librarianship. She has presented at the ATLA, IFLA and ANZTLA Conferences. In 2021, her chapter on strategic planning was published in Volume 2 of ATLA’s Theological Librarian’s Handbook.
Siong has been a recipient of the Nora Bateson and Paul Szentirmay Scholarships, and is a committed learner, actively looking for ways to develop her knowledge and skills and share these with others.
Adele is Timaru District Council Libraries Manager. Her creativity, innovation, and energy for change and community connection are described by her nominators as inspiring. She is an early adopter of new innovations, who connects with others and brings them on the journey.
Since starting as libraries manager in 2018, Adele has identified multiple opportunities to increase the library services offered, engage with the community, and remove barriers. This was especially apparent over the last few years in the COVID environment. Adele took these challenges in her stride and set about providing much needed and appreciated support. The community focus that Adele and her team have developed gives connection, enjoyment, and value on many levels.
Adele’s enthusiasm and rapid pick up of new services is demonstrated by introducing a Short Story Dispenser, Storytime Pods, a Family workstation, Assistive Technolgy, Humanware resources for people with low vision, and by offering weekly device sessions, offering Skinny Jump and Stepping Up, removing fees and charges, and starting up STEM activities. Adele also spearheaded the adoption of the self-issue and RFID. In making these changes, Adele has raised the local profile of libraries across the Timaru District and most importantly, engaged library staff, Council staff, stakeholders, and local business leaders along the way.
In 2019 Adele entered the Timaru District Libraries in the Ara Business Excellence Awards where they won the Innovation and Technology section. This was followed up again in 2021 when they were finalists, and in 2022 winning the Supporting Local and People’s Choice awards.
Adele has worked hard to successfully engage with and improve working conditions and salaries for library staff. She is focused on encouraging staff to work collectively as one team, regardless of which library they work in, build resilience in the workforce and in providing a great service and meet the needs of a diverse community.