Nine expressions of interest were submitted from across the GLAM sector and each applicant expressed an interest and desire to contribute to the future direction of LIANZA Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa.
The purpose of the LIANZA Strategic Leadership Working Group is to make recommendations for a strategic leadership and governance structure that will position LIANZA for the future and to enable it to deliver on its vision, mission and strategic plan.
‘2020 is the 110th anniversary of LIANZA and it is timely to reflect on the long history of our association and to ensure that our strategic leadership enables us to meet future challenges faced by our membership, the library and information and wider GLAMMI sector,’ says LIANZA President, Rachel Esson.
The following people have been selected to form the LIANZA Strategic Leadership Working Group:
Amy Joseph, National Library of New Zealand, LIANZA Kōtuku Graduate
I have strong focus on internal and external stakeholder relationships, emerging digital issues for libraries and future skills development for GLAM staff.
Damian Lodge, Massey University
I am currently the Dean Academic at Massey University, a former university librarian , former president of ALIA and have been IFLA standing committee for the management and marketing section. I am happy to assist the working group in any way.
Ian Littleworth, Kapiti Coast District Council, ALIANZA, RLIANZA
Whilst I believe I have extensive library knowledge and learnings to contribute into the working group, I think my wider community experience in the area of strategy and governance would also provide a different perspective to the groups considerations.
Natalie Smith, Victoria University of Wellington, RLIANZA
I believe in LIANZA and would like to contribute to a group such as this that looks to improve the effectiveness of the organisation.
Dr Spencer Lilley, Massey University, FLIANZA, ALIANZA, RLIANZA
I believe that I have a range of skills that would be useful to the group and would provide a perspective as a slight outsider but with some insider knowledge. It would be a pleasure to give something back to LIANZA and assist it in creating a stronger future.
Victoria Passau, Auckland War Memorial Museum
I look forward to working alongside and motivating the roopu to think strategically, take risks and embrace change.
The LIANZA Council representative on the working group is Philip Miles, regional councillor for LIANZA Hikuwai and the Te Rōpū Whakahau representative is Cellia Joe-Olsen.
LIANZA Council have appointed Ian Littleworth and Cellia Joe-Olsen as co-chairs of the working group.
Timeline and Process
The working group will begin work in early February, with the aim to have recommendations to LIANZA Council by end of April, 2020.
The working group draft report will be peer-reviewed and receive feedback from a small group of former LIANZA Presidents and councillors prior to the final report being presented to LIANZA Council. Carol Scholes, Threshold Management Ltd, will also provide feedback to the report’s recommendations. Carol has worked alongside the current Council providing governance support in 2018 and 2019.
The recommendations accepted by LIANZA Council will be included in the current review of the rules or constitution of the New Zealand Library Association (operating as LIANZA) and will be voted on by members when required.