This year the annual LIANZA Te Whakakitenga aa Kaimai weekend school will be held in Gisborne, on the east coast of New Zealand. We will be hosting this at the Gisborne District Council Chambers and HB Williams Memorial Library.
The weekend school will start on the evening of Thursday May 21 at 6.00 pm, with a reception at HB Williams Memorial Library. Papers, workshops and presentations will be given on Friday and Saturday morning at the Gisborne District Council Chambers. We will have dinner together on Friday night at a restaurant in Gisborne.
Topics of interest to public, academic, school and special libraries are welcome. To give you some ideas, here are a few of the topics suggested by our attendees at last year’s Weekend School:
- Te reo Māori in the workplace
- Te ao Māori and mātauranga Māori
- Library qualifications
- Children’s services and working with youth
- Mental health issues - both within the profession and helping our customers
- Organisational management of programmes
- Keeping ourselves safe at work
- Working with non-users
- Clever ideas, tricks and tips, displays and event ideas that can be applied at different libraries.
Presentations by LIANZA Te Whakakitenga aa Kaimai members are especially welcome, but don’t hesitate to come to our weekend school or to offer a paper if you are part of different LIANZA regional community. All are welcome. Activities at our weekend school are relevant for revalidating your LIANZA professional registration.
Send all abstracts to Heather Furniss, Secretary, LIANZA Te Whakakitenga aa Kaimai at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include how long your presentation will be (presentations are usually 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions) and presentation type, e.g. PowerPoint, workshop, etc.
Abstract submission opens
Monday February 3, 2020
Abstract submission closes
Friday March 6, 2020
Abstract submitters notified of acceptance
Friday March 19, 2020
Presenters will be expected to send their paper and PowerPoint presentation to Heather Furniss, Secretary, LIANZA Te Whakakitenga aa Kaimai at email@example.com by Friday April 16, 2020.