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)