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:
• 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.
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