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!