NZLPP's Whiria te Tāngata, kia toitū te mātauranga - officially kicked off in the last week of September, with a mihi whakatau led by Ruki Tobin that followed the tikanga of Te Atiawa and Taranaki whānui.
This project aims to further the goals of the library sector to become more sustainable. Twelve new kākaho – library sustainability champions – from across Aotearoa met for a three-day workshop in Wellington to introduce them to the New Zealand Partnership Programme's (NZLPP) four project workstreams and gave them a chance to network and create connections. The kākaho were selected from across Aotearoa’s library sector following an Expression of Interest process in August.
The four workstreams are:
- Mātauranga Māori - as the foundation for this project and with the focus of this mahi through a strategic lens for the organisations taking part
- Workforce capability - implementing the sector workforce capability framework developed through NZLPP
- Data, research and evidence - implementing the sector data, research and evidence strategy developed through NZLPP
- Collective Impact – exploring a cross-sector partnership model that focuses beyond the sector and addressing the enablers for communication and collaboration.
The kākaho will continue working on this mahi for the next eight months and will be reporting back to the wider sector on the different learning opportunities.