Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ikaroa Library Assistants' Day

The 2009 Ikaroa Library Assistants' Day held at National Library in Palmerston North was a day of fun and learning enjoyed by 23 participants from across the region. Participants reported going back to their libraries energised and motivated.

Librarians, library assistants and school librarians were welcomed by ou LIANZA President, Barbara Garriock by videoconference. This was the first videoconference for many of the participants. Barbara spoke warmly about the importance of Library Assistants in their organisations.

A "Speedbooking" session presented by School Library Adviser, Jan Watts got people chatting and sharing straight away. You can read more about Speedbooking on the Create Readers Blog . The speedbookers were amazed at how much they could find to talk about when the books had no words!

The energy and commitment of Kiri Thompson, Youth Librarian at the Palmerston North City Library inspired us all. Kiri's domain is The Basement, a youth zone housing novels, magazines, dvds and games, with comfortable casual seating, Sky TV and gaming consoles. Kiri and staff from the City Library have hosted youth events in The Basement (and wider Library) jointly with the City's Youth Council, and thinkgs like the Pulse Street Dance party have been hugely successful, with around 700 attendees at the last event.

During our Web 2.0 session we looked at the Memory Maker widget from Auckland Museum on the Digital New Zealand website and talked about the use of Twitter in libraries. Courtney Johnson's post on the LibraryTechNZ Blog gave us a good starting point for discussion

The introduction to Memory Maker in the morning meant that afer a quick bus ride to UCOL our participants were able to get straight in to making their own videos using the UCOL Library's lendable laptops kindly organised for us by Doreen Young and Dianne McConnell. This was an enjoyable and instructional activity with everyone being able to view each others' masterpieces once we returned to National Library

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ikaroa email list - new address

Please note that if you wish to post to the Ikaroa email list - the address is now:

All current list members have been moved across to the new Ikaroa list.
If you have any queries please contact list administrator - Jane Brooker

Friday, October 9, 2009

Library Assistants' Day

18th November 2009
Ikaroa Region of LIANZA invites all Library Assistants from the region to a Library Assistant's Day on November 18th.
The registration fee of $50 for members of LIANZA, SLANZA and Te Ropu Whakahau and $60 for non-members includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and bus travel from National Library to UCOL and back. Registrations are limited to 40 people.
The programme has been designed to provide a day for Library Assistants which provides learning opportunities which are fun and engaging. To register contact Wendy Macaskill.

Start 9.30 am at National Library of New Zealand, 1015 Tremaine Avenue, Palmerston North
Welcome - Video conference link with Barbara Garriock LIANZA President of LIANZA

Speed booking - you will get to know each other and discover a novel way to engage your patrons, pupils, children or grandchildren with books

Web 2.0 Go to Whoa with Courtney Johnson -Courtney will talk about what is working well and perhaps not so well with social media in the GLAM sector. Courtney Johnston is the Web Manager at the National Library of New Zealand, where she works with a small team of great people to create and run websites. She also oversees or runs herself the Library's social media presences, including three blogs, two Flickr accounts, and one Twitter stream. Here's where you can find her blog posts. Johnston

Discover The Basement - inspired by and enthusiastic about youth with Kiri Thompson - Kiri is the Youth Librarian at the Palmerston North City Library. Kiri has a passion for engaging young people with libraries and will talk to us about some of the innovative activities associated with the "Basement" at PNCL.

Making memories- A "hands on" session at UCOL - have fun and be creative making a short video with DigitalNZs Memory Maker tool

Finish back at National Library by 4.00 pm

Friday, October 2, 2009

Presentation Skills Workshop

On Tuesday 29 September, the Ikaroa sponsored workshop on Presentation skills was held in the Training Room at Massey University, Turitea campus.

It was well attended by many librarians throughout the region. The highly engaging session was facilitated by John Howells from the Centre for Academic Development and eLearning at Massey University and covered such topics as:
• How to write an effective abstract
• How to present to an audience
• How to use visual aids
• How to handle questions

For myself i found the most useful part was the contributions and feedback from my fellow attendees and particularly from my group: Beth and Joann from Horowhenua Public Library and Pamela from National Library. (Hiya ladies! :-))

The Presenter:
• Humour: having a bit of humour can break the ice and allows you to form a rapport with your audience. But don’t overdo it.
• Be confident and knowledgeable on your topic. If posed a question you can't answer acknowledge that and say "yes, that's a good question. I'm not sure of the answer but i know someone who does. I'll introduce you after the presentation" or something to that effect.

• Personal presentation: Ensure you are properly attired! No knickers showing above your trousers please, or fiddling with your hair.

• Voice: Speak clearly and smoothly, neither too fast nor too slow and use modulation for interest. And watch those ‘ums’!

• Tell a story or a journey with your presentation, perhaps start with an anecdote. Make it personal. In our exercises I was interested in how the situation affected people especially the person talking.
• Provide a clear summary of your main points or ideas
at the end.
• Have a theme, preferably one that ties in with the conference, or a keyword that succinctly describes your presentation.

Other things to remember are:
Check out your venue first. For example if you have an interactive session planned the room may not be suitable.

Know your audience and be culturally sensitive and respectful.

And finally a tip on using visual aids, particularly powerpoints.
Don’t rely on them to do the presentation for you! Always have a Plan B if the technology fails. Others said that they went to a conference where the version of Microsoft Office was different and all the fancy animations were lost.

And remember:
“The only difference between the pros and a novice [presenter] is that the pros have trained the butterflies to fly in formation.”

If there are any other attendees out there, feel free to tell us what you learned at the session in a comment. We'd love to hear from you!

- Amanda Curnow

Friday, September 11, 2009

Richard Stallman free lecture

Horowhenua Library Trust and LIANZA Ikaroa Regional Committee
are delighted to announce that
Richard Stallman
has agreed to deliver a public lecture
in Levin on 7th October 2009, 4pm - 6pm.


Levin Salvation Army Complex.

More information here.

Richard Stallman is one of the keynote speakers at this year's LIANZA conference so this is an ideal opportunity to hear him speak for those who will not be attending the conference.

Upcoming events - November

Mark your diaries for two LIANZA events in November:

Conference Feedback
Tuesday, 3 November, 5.30pm at the Palmerston North City Library

Library Assistants' Day
Wednesday, 18 November - more details to come.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

UCOL Hub - Visit

Well, the evening was quite mild when a bunch of enthusiastic librarians from the Ikaroa region got together at UCOL's Hub. The evening began with pleasant chatting over a glass of wine and a nibble followed by a presentation and tour of the Hub by Library Manager Doreen Young, and Liaison and Information Services Librarians Sharon Ritchie and Dianne McConnell.

It was a fascinating presentation and the Hub looks just marvelous. Without further ado, here are some photos:

The Hub from on high:

Diligent students using and enjoying the facilities

Happy Librarians catching up:

Doreen starts off the presentation

On the tour with Dianne and Sharon (with her back to us) and Janet and Noelene from Massey listening attentively

A lovely photo of Kate Stanton (left) and Doreen Young discussing video formats of UCOL Library's latest gadget a Flip Video camcorder.

Posted by Amanda Curnow

Friday, August 28, 2009

LIANZA Conference Update - Aug 2009

Early Bird Registration has been extended

Deadline is now extended to Friday 11th September, midnight. So do your bosses a favour and save some money by registering at the discount price!
See the LIANZA website for more details:

Attending conference contributes to your Professional Registration revalidation, offers networking opportunities as well as exposure to international and local speakers – who will challenge, inspire and offer you new directions. Just ask Libby Church!
Check out your regional council page on the LIANZA website for professional development sponsorship opportunities in your area.

When booking your flights, check out the Additional events page on the conference website beforehand. Prior to conference there will be a Canterbury library tour, Health SIG day and after conference, free EPIC product training days.

Conference Blog
The 2009 Conference blog is chock full of interesting posts. This is your place to go for up to the minute information, interesting posts, and the Monday funnies. Post a reply and get involved!

SOL Square – Conference Dinner
Breaking with the tradition of LIANZA Conference Dinner, we've put together a new type of evening social event.
Come and celebrate with us at SOL Square, a distinct heritage district that is South Of Lichfield (SOL). In this vibrant central city development, you will have the choice of eleven restaurants, cafes and bars to catch up with friends, meet new people and experience Christchurch at night.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

LIANZA waiata

Those of you attending Conference in Christchurch this year might like to get some practice in on the waiata. You can hear a recording and see the lyrics on the LIANZA website

Council has been practicing and it would be great to fill the venue with sound this year!


Monday, August 24, 2009

Regional Councillor's Report to the Region

LIANZA Council met for a full day in Wellington on 11 August. This was the first face-to-face meeting of the 2009-2010 Council.

Key outcomes of this meeting:
Governance Structure
• after analysis of survey results and Council discussion is was decided that there was not a clear mandate to implement all the changes in the discussion paper, significantly the changes to regional councillor roles and Te Ropu Whakahau representation.
• The following will be drafted as motions to be put at the AGM
o Formal adoption of the draft purpose statement
o Vice-President to be disestablished and a President-Elect role established.

Institutional Membership/Fee Structure
While the FTE model was agreed as a fair way to establish fees, this needs more work on scenarios and modelling. A small group will be set up to carry on with this work.

Strategic Direction
Council continues to work on our key strategic goals of Advocacy and Membership Services. Regional Councillors will have two specific actions around membership & engagement to focus on for the coming two months.
Mine are to establish a regular communication plan to the Region (this blog post is part of it :-)), and to investigate how I can help those who want to set up regular forums for registered librarians to get together (virtually or physically).

Professional Development Plan
Work on the 2010 plan is progressing. Please continue to feed ideas on possible CPD through to me or direct to Maree Kibblewhite.

Penny Carnaby - National Librarian
Penny joined us and discussed issues at the National Library. Over the next 18 months Penny will be "on the road" a lot. Would this be a chance to have her join us for a Regional meeting?

Other items of interest

Work on the redevelopment of LIANZA's online presence continues with the establishment of a small working group to drive this forward.
It is satisfying to see this start to move foward and I look forward to development in the near future.

Don't forget to register for the Presentation Skills Seminar by 18th September.

That's all for now, as always any questions/comments/feedback please contact me!
Heather Lamond - Ikaroa Regional Councillor

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Upcoming CPD opportunity

Thinking about doing a conference presentation? Is presenting part of your job? Would you like to learn the tips & tricks of presenting?

Presenting with Confidence:
  • How to write an effective abstract
  • How to present to an audience
  • How to use visual aids
  • How to handle questions

Venue: Massey University Library, Turitea Training Room (Level 2), Palmerston North

Date: Tuesday 29th September, 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Cost: $45.00 LIANZA members, $60.00 non-members

Register online via the LIANZA website, or contact Judi Kercher for a registration form. Please register by Friday 18th September.

Body of Knowledge element: 6

Thursday, August 13, 2009

AGM results

We had a successful AGM last night, which was well attended.

Anne Odogwu has taken over from Heather Lamond as treasurer, who stepped down due to other workloads. Pauline Knuckey stepped down from the committee but nominated Jay Robinson from PN City Library. Amanda Curnow from Massey University also joins the committee. Our thanks to Heather and Pauline!

Rosalie Blake gave us an interesting talk about her "blasphemies", outlining achievements gained from stepping outside the norm and running with good ideas, acting on intuition rather than following rigid procedures.

The minutes will be sent out when completed.

Monday, August 10, 2009

AGM 12 August 2009 Agenda


Palmerston North City Library


Minutes of last AGM
Matters arising from the minutes
Chair's annual report
Treasurer's annual report
Election of Officers
General Business

A visit to UCOL

Join us for a visit to see UCOL's new library hub.

Mark your diaries!

5.30pm, Wednesday, 2 September!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ikaroa AGM!

To be held at the
Palmerston North City Library
on 12 August 2009.

5.30pm for drinks

AGM proper at 6pm.
Nominations welcome!

After the meeting, Rosalie Blake has kindly agreed to speak.

RSVP to Judi by 7 August 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

LIANZA Conference Update - Christchurch 2009

The LIANZA 2009 Conference Committee is very excited to offer one FREE registration to a first time LIANZA member. All you have to do is become a member - no Conference registration is required to enter the draw. The winner will be contacted in first week of August 2009.If you are already a LIANZA member this offer is not for you, however, it is a great opportunity for a non LIANZA colleague or friend to join up, come to conference AND have their registration paid for so spread the word. See the LIANZA Conference website for more details.

First announcements of Keynote Speakers

Claudia Lux
For the last two years Professor Claudia Lux, has held the position of Director General of the Foundation Central and Regional Library, Berlin, (the biggest Metropolitan Library in Germany). By the time Professor Lux speaks at the LIANZA Conference 2009 in October she will be the outgoing IFLA President with current "president-elect" Ellen Tise filling the role. The Conference Programme Sub-committee is excited to present someone of Claudia's knowledge and international standing to participate in this year's conference.

Sir Tipene O'Regan
Sir Tipene O'Regan is Assistant-Vice-Chancellor Maori at the University of Canterbury, Chairman of Ngā Pae o Te Maramatanga, the Centre for Maori Research Excellence at the University of Auckland and Upoko of the Awarua Runanga of Ngai Tahu. He has published and lectured extensively over many years on Ngai Tahu traditional history, Polynesian migration, Treaty issues and the evolution of biculturalism and the wider politics of Māoridom.
Hana O'Regan
Hana O'Regan was raised in Wellington in a family immersed in Māori Treaty and identity politics. She received her secondary schooling at Queen Victoria Māori Girls Boarding School in Auckland before becoming an American Field Scholar in Thailand for one year. Hana returned to pursue an undergraduate degree with a double major in Māori Studies and Political Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington.
Hana has been a member of The Māori Language Commission - Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori - since 2003. The bulk of Hana's recent publications has been centred on Kāi Tahu tribal stories and histories for rakatahi, and most recently published an anthology of Māori poetry, Kupu with co-author Charisma Rangipunga.

Richard Stallman
Twenty-five years ago he launched the GNU operating system. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, as well as to make changes either large or small. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Stallman pioneered the concept of copyleft, and is the main author of the GNU General Public License, the most widely used free software license.

Jessica Dorr - Program Officer, Global Libraries
Jessica Dorr's work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began in 1997, as a technology trainer for West Seattle Learns, a community technology centre. She currently oversees grants to Mexico, Latvia, and Lithuania and supports the foundations' annual Access to Learning Award. Jessica has experience with both school and academic libraries and holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MLIS from the University of Washington.

Conference Blog
The 2009 Conference blog is chock full of interesting posts. This is your place to go for up to the minute information, interesting posts, and the Monday funnies. Post a reply and get involved!
Conference on Facebook – who is Libby Church?
Conference 2009 is also on Facebook – search for LIANZA Conference 2009 after signing up on
Make contact with other people attending or thinking about attending Conference. Make friends with the mysterious Libby Church.

Sue Thompson (Conference Committee)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Governance discussion

We had a really good session in Hastings last night, great numbers (Go East-In SIG!) and lively discussion. Although based around the LIANZA papers this was a wide ranging discussion around what LIANZA could do better, how to engage the membership and encourage younger people both into the profession and to join LIANZA.

I left you all with a question to consider:
What could LIANZA stop doing in order to move forward on the things you want us to do?

Post your answers as comments, anonymous is fine but if you feel like signing it that would be great to!

(Ikaroa Councillor)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Hydestor Awards


· Looking to further develop the team dynamics in your library?

· Are you new to the libraries network and are wondering what LIANZA is all about?

· Would a grant of $750 incl GST, per LIANZA region, help further your Professional development?

Hydestor Shelving Systems are proud to sponsor a professional development award to LIANZA members. Its primary purpose is to assist LIANZA members to undertake various forms of professional development in the field of library management and operation. This annual award set at $4,500 inclusive of GST is divided equally over the six NZ regions.

Previously, Hydestor Manufacturing Ltd has sponsored hard copy newsletters for various regions of LIANZA and with these newsletters becoming electronic; it was proposed that the sponsorship be continued in a new format such as this Professional Development Award. This award is not limited to any specific activity and members should be encouraged to apply for assistance for any activity that will develop and enhance their professional skills. The applications and recipients of the award are to be administered by each regional chairperson and committee.

Hydestor Shelving Systems specialise in the design & manufacture of adjustable steel library shelving & resource storage systems for libraries through out NZ & Australia. We are proud to be a NZ manufacturer and look forward to our continuing service to the libraries network.

Check out our Photo gallery and current libraries newsletter

Applications close 31st JULY


The award shall be made according to the following criteria:

Applicant must be a current LIANZA member

Applicant must complete the application form and state the Continuing Professional Development event, activity or purpose for which they are applying for the Hydestor Professional Development Award.

The applicant must state in their application how the award will develop or enhance their professional skills


The application form is available online at the LIANZA website or from me.

Please send all applications to me, Michael Parry, by July 31st

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Petition on pay equity

Hi all
You may like to circulate this in your workplace.
Heather Lamond

Friday, May 29, 2009

TIG Event - 17 June 2009

Update: Due to a combination of poor health, bad weather and low RSVPs this event has been cancelled. Don't forget to give your feedback through the online survey.

Ikaroa region would like to invite members to discuss the recently announced LIANZA proposals on enhancing the Association's governance structure, and the changing of institutional member fee bands and rates.

Regional Councillor Heather Lamond will facilitate an informal meeting, talking to the proposals and seeking your feedback. The deadline for feedback on these proposals is 6th July and will be gathered using an online survey.

Attending this meeting can be used to provide comment in the professional revalidation journal under body of knowledge 1 ‘The information environment, information policy and ethics, and history of the field’, or as an example of 4. The information transfer process.

17 June, 6.30pm
Hawera Library Plus
46 High Street, Hawera.

Fish and Chips for Tea
$5.00 per person

Meeting scheduled to finish around 8.30-9.00

Please RSVP to

Lynne Walker or Kaye Lally
By Friday 12 June 2009

Posted by Debra Hitchcock (TIG SIG Convenor)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Governance and Membership discussions

Hi again all
Dates are firming up for these meetings.

These will be informal discussions, so please read the documents, think about your answers to the questions in them, bring your own questions and suggestions.

Wednesday 17th June @ 6.30pm for Fish and Chip tea, followed by discussion. $5.00 if you would like Fish and Chips, but please let Lynne know.
Hawera LibraryPlus
RSVP by Monday 15th June to Lynne Walker

EastIn SIG
Wednesday 10th June @ 6.00pm
Hastings Central Library - light refreshments
RSVP by Monday 8th June to Paula Murdoch

Ikaroa Councillor

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The blog for you

This blog is an opportunity for LIANZA members of the region to get more involved with issues and events or report on what's happening in your library. For example:

If you have a blog of your own, give us the link to share.
If you want to provide photos of your library, your staff, or events, do so! It would be nice to see who and where you are.
If you want to raise an issue, email us or comment.

I'd like to see this blog continue past this experimental period and to do so we need your help!

In the meantime, upcoming events and issues will continue to be posted here so stay tuned.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

LIANZA Council discussion papers

Hi all

Here are the links to these papers, one on LIANZA Governance, and one on LIANZA Institutional Membership

Each of the papers has a series of questions for you to consider and to which you may wish to contribute feedback. We will be running a survey from the Monday 8th June to Tuesday 6th July using Survey Monkey and you will be sent the link to this survey on the 8th June.

In the meantime I am planning for a series of meetings in the Region to discuss these proposals, so keep an eye out for the notices about the dates of meetings in your area.

Once you have read the papers we would encourage you to attend your regional meeting for discussion and clarification of the proposals. We would appreciate any formal feedback you have on the proposals to be expressed using the survey to enable us to manage and analyse the responses.

Of course, feel free to comment here on the blog, or email to NZ-Libs listserv.

Kind regards
Ikaroa Councillor

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Library user charges - a call to action

If you are a resident of the Horowhenua District (or even if you aren't!) please take a look at this blog posting from Joann Ransom. Joann details the prohibitive user charges that library users in our district may end up facing if Council proposals in the LTCCP go ahead.

Alison Wallbutton

Friday, May 1, 2009

LIANZA Conference 2009 Christchurch - Update

Call for Abstracts

The LIANZA 2009 Conference Committee invites the submission of abstracts for this year's conference at the Christchurch Convention Centre, October 12-14. Our theme this year is "he tangata, he tangata, he tangata", and we are looking for contributions that celebrate the importance of people, both within and outside our profession. The Conference will "Acknowledge the past, Embrace the present, and Advance the Future".
In 2009 we are encouraging participation from all parts of our profession:
debate, and contribute to our collective future.
Please visit the call for abstracts: for more details

Deadline for abstract submission - 22 May 2009

Check out the Conference Blog
The 2009 Conference blog is chock full of interesting posts. This is your place to go for up to the minute information, and to get your thoughts out there!

Join us on Facebook
Conference 2009 is also on Facebook – search for LIANZA Conference 2009 after signing up on

Make contact with other people attending or thinking about attending Conference. Make friends with the mysterious Libby Church!

Sue Thompson (Conference Committee)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Mt Taranaki yesterday evening

Thought you might like this! Taken from Eltham


Council update

Hi all
As previously mentioned at various meetings, there is a discussion paper forthcoming around LIANZA's Governance structure (watch for it in the next couple of weeks).
Councillors have been asked to attend meetings in their region to discuss the proposal and gather feedback. At this stage these meetings would need to be sometime between mid-May and the end of May.
I am happy to come out to TIG-SIG and EastIn SIG for these meetings, and there will be a meeting in Palmerston North (details to follow).
Those in Taranaki and Hawkes Bay, please give some thought to possible dates and venues for later in May and let me know.

Also, the Remuneration Survey for 2008 was released sometime ago and I'd like to know if there is interest in having a presentation in Ikaroa on the Survey.

Don't forget to register your interest for the Vince Collins Display Workshops, currently proposed for Palmerston North and New Plymouth. See the LIANZA website for details.

Any questions? Please contact me.
Ikaroa Councillor

How to post to the blog

The easiest way to post to the blog is to send your post to one of the committee members:

We will then place your post on the blog.
Comments are open to all, you should not need to be logged in. Although anonymous comments will be fine, it is really nice to know who we're corresponding with :-)

Visit to Taranaki

Wonderful turnout at the Inglewood Library last night - I neglected to do a count but there must have been at least 25 of us there - nearly half of whom were already registered. Go Taranaki!

I do hope you found it helpful and don't hesitate to post questions or comments here on the blog.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Visit to East-In SIG

What a great time I had last night! Thanks to all the Hawkes Bay librarians for making me so welcome and engaging in the session. We had a good turnout of around 25 who came to hear about Professional registration and the revalidation process.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

LIANZA Conference 2009 (Christchurch) - Update

Our theme, as announced in the February edition of Library Life is he tangata, he tangata, he tangata. We want to celebrate the importance of people associated with our profession. There are those who have gone before us, those who walk alongside us now and those who will lead us into the future.
There are so many opportunities to be involved in LIANZA 2009 conference whether it be as a delegate, speaker/presenter, exhibitor or sponsor. We welcome your participation in any way you choose.

Lyn MacleodConvenor, LIANZA Conference 2009

Call for Abstracts

The LIANZA 2009 Conference Committee invites the submission of abstracts for this year's conference at the Christchurch Convention Centre, October 12-14. Our theme this year is "he tangata, he tangata, he tangata", and we are looking for contributions that celebrate the importance of people, both within and outside our profession. The Conference will "Acknowledge the past, Embrace the present, and Advance the Future". In 2009 we are encouraging participation from all parts of ourprofession:
young and not so young;
  • first time presenters and seasoned campaigners;
  • recent graduates;
  • those new to the profession and experienced librarians;
  • representatives from all aspects and sectors of librarianshipand related fields.

To support this we are offering opportunities for local mentoring to assist with nurturing your idea into an abstract and then into an engaging presentation. We are also offering a wide variety of formats, so that hopefully there is something for everybody. Don't be shy - if you've got something you're passionate about, a great idea, something that has worked for you and might have wider applicability, or something controversial; please consider presenting at LIANZA 2009. This is your chance to interact with the people in your profession, engage in some healthy debate, and contribute to our collective future. Please visit the call for abstracts: for more details on:
* Oral presentations (30 mins is standard length, but let us know if you'd like shorter or longer);
* Posters (especially suited to recent MLIS & BAppSci graduates and other research presentations);
* Workshops (90 minute interactive learning opportunity - let us know if this will require access to a computer suite)
* Other (this is your chance to design your own format)


  • Now - abstract submission is now ope
  • Friday 22 May - Deadline for abstract submission
  • Monday 15 June - Notification of abstract acceptance

Check out the Conference Blog
The 2009 Conference blog is now live – watch for new postings and add your own comments. This is your place to go for up to the minute information, and to get your thoughts out there!

Join us on Facebook
Conference 2009 is also on Facebook – search for LIANZA Conference 2009 after signing up on

Make contact with other people attending or thinking about attending Conference. Make friends with the mysterious Libby Church!
Where to go for more information on Conference - check out:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Hi all
The deadline for associateship/fellowship applications looms (31st March). If you meet the criteria for Associateship I'd recommend serious consideration of application. Its not that hard, and you are worth it!
Heather (Councillor)

Registration and Revalidation

The session offered in Palmerston North recently is to be repeated in Napier and Inglewood (Taranaki).

Napier: March 26th @ 6.00pm. Venue: Napier Public Library
for more details contact Sally Muir:

Taranaki: Thursday April 23rd 2009. 6.30pm Inglewood Public Library
for more details contact Debra Hitchcock:

See y'all there!
Heather Lamond (Ikaroa Councillor).

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

End of Summer Barbecue!

I think summer ended a bit too soon but we're celebrating it anyway on:

Wednesday, 25th March at
National Library
Tremaine Avenue, Palmerston North
from 5.30pm.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Registration & Revalidation

Thanks to all those who attended the session at Massey. If you have further questions or concerns please feel free to contact me directly ( Sounds like there will be a bit of a roadshow with me taking the session to Hawkes Bay and Taranaki in the near future.

Don't forget that the best place to get all the information you need is the LIANZA website.

And here's another idea, I'm looking at setting up a "support group" for people doing their journals here at Massey - a way to get together and work on our journals. Maybe others can organise small groups to get together say once every month or so?

Heather Lamond

Thursday, February 19, 2009

TIG General Meeting

(Taranaki Information Group)
Bi-annual General
Meeting and gathering

The first TIG gathering for 2009. Meet with your colleagues and share your thoughts for activities/events for 2009-2010.

Thursday 12 March 2009, 7.30pm,
WITT Library, Western Institute of Technology,
Library (WITT Library), L14New Plymouth.

Drinks and refreshments provided.
TIG activities can be used for your professional revalidation journal.

Please RSVP to
Raewyn or

Monday, February 16, 2009

Professional Registration

The Ikaroa Committee announces its first event for the year – an informal (but informative!) session on Professional Registration – specifically filling in your revalidation journal. For those still considering registration – time is running out (under the transition scheme). Come and find out more:

When: Massey University Library Staffroom, Turitea Campus, Palmerston North
When: Tuesday 24 February 2009, 5.30pm – 7.00pm.
What: Drinks & nibbles (free!)
Professional Registration overview (Spencer Lilley, Prof Reg Board)
Filling in your revalidation journal (Heather Lamond, LIANZA Council)

All welcome.
Please rvsp (for catering) by Friday 20 February to Jane Brooker.