A steering group is in place to champion the programme, provide direction and guide how libraries can leverage existing resources and build new ones to share ideas and skills. The group first met on 24 September and will meet monthly.
The steering group members are:
- Karen Thomas — SOLGM
- Anahera Morehu — LIANZA
- Anahera Sadler — Te Rōpū Whakahau
- Chris Hay — Public Libraries of NZ
- Mike Reid — Local Government NZ
- Vanisa Dhiru — InternetNZ
- Rachel Esson (Chair) — National Library
Council and Library support
It’s been very encouraging to see the early and strong partnership support for the programme from councils and librarians.
Local councils who took up the offer to be part of the partnership entered into a formal ‘Letter of Agreement’ with the National Library. The agreement outlines shared responsibilities, expectations and provides a basis for authorising payments and establishing reporting requirements.
To date agreements with 60 councils have been issued covering 119 positions. It is expected at least 170 library roles and secondments will be filled by 31 December 2020.
Where to get more information
The programme is still in the establishment phase and has new resources for both capability and engagement as we develop our approach to training, coaching and communities of practice for librarians.
The team is establishing regular communication and will be seeking feedback on how to best keep you informed and how best to hear your stories about the impact you are having.
If you have questions or need further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the programme website.