A joint LIANZA-SLANZA governance or advisory group provides oversight of the project, and is responsible for signing off project plans and respective progress reports, grant models and related processes, communication and marketing plans. The advisory group has been formed and held its first meeting and elected the chair on August 24, 2021.
The advisory group has six members;
Megan Ingle, LIANZA member, Services to Schools, National Library of New Zealand (chair)
Philip Miles, LIANZA Council, Auckland Council
Kim Symon, LIANZA Treasurer, BDO Christchurch
Glenys Bichan, SLANZA President, Cambridge High School
Sasha Eastwood-Bennitt, SLANZA President-Elect, Manchester Street School
Julia Smith, SLANZA Past President, Kerikeri High School
The project is aiming to up skill the current workforce with tertiary qualifications, attract new people to achieve tertiary qualifications and gain employment in the sector, ensure the workforce is qualified and future-ready to demonstrate the value and impact of library and information services.
Advisory group member Julia Smith says, “SLANZA is excited to be collaborating with LIANZA to bring this opportunity of free tertiary study in library and information studies to our members in 2022.”
The next meeting of the advisory group in in early September, and the focus will be developing clear outcomes for the project.
Megan Ingle, advisory group chair explains, “This collaborative approach between LIANZA and SLANZA to support people within the library and information sector to gain qualifications and professional registration, as well as offering opportunities for new people to join the sector, demonstrates a clear commitment to the future of our profession.”