Thursday, September 16, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
A week of fun and activities at Taranaki District Libraries for all the family!
31st Aug Writing Competition Awards and Launch @ Stratford Library, Prospero Place, Stratford
6pm - 7pm
Wednesday - Friday
1st - 3rd Sept Taranaki Book Trail - Authors & illustrators visit Taranaki primary and intermediate schools
4th Sept Free Family Fun Day @ The TSB Hub in Hawera.
10am - 2pm Meet the authors, enjoy the entertainment, complete the trail booklet.
Author of "The Wonky Donkey" Craig Smith entertaining
Free illustration workshops
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
5.30 PM WEDNESDAY 18TH AUGUST 2010
Palmerston North City Library
Guest speaker Ronald Milne
Nominations are being sought for Chair, Secretary and committee members.
Come and join us! Free drinks & nibbles - all welcome. Optional dinner afterwards at Thai Orchid from 7.45pm. Rsvp (for either/both events) by 13 August to Jane Brooker.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I have represented the Ikaroa Region on National Council for the previous two years and am seeking re-election to this role.
There are challenging times ahead for all sectors of our profession and it is my belief that now, more than ever, we need a Council which is experienced and knowledgeable. I believe that I bring that experience to the region and also to Council. Having worked in both public and academic libraries, and in rural and urban settings I have a good understanding of the issues faced by our profession from a variety of perspectives.
I have really enjoyed getting out around the Region over my current term, and feel privileged to have been your representative. I have a heartfelt passion for the good that libraries do in our communities and the value that we all, as professionals, bring to our organisations.
Please see my profile on the LIANZA website for more information about me.http://lianza.org.nz/career/librarian-profiles/head-distance-library-service
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Kimbolton Library visit – 27th May 2010
Join Ikaroa LIANZA for a visit to the historic Kimbolton Public Library.
Located in Edwards Street, the library operates from one of the oldest remaining buildings in Kimbolton, with the cottage gifted to the Kiwitea County Council Library Committee by Rev J F Mayo about 70 years ago. The Library was the focus of a problem-solving project for local school children in 2008. The group of eight Kimbolton school children won the prestigious title of being the best junior problem solvers in the world, having won the International Junior Community Problem Solving Challenge competition in the US for their work on the Library.
The Library will be open for us from 5.45pm for viewing and a presentation. Then, those that are keen can have a meal at Hansen’s Cafe in Kimbolton.
If you are interested in carpooling please let me know how many and where from and I’ll do my best to coordinate.
RSVP by Friday 21st May to email@example.com.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
LIANZA Secretary, Alli Smith, is calling for nominations for the LIANZA Council for the 2010/11 year.
Nominations are being sought for the roles of President Elect, Ikaroa Councillor, Otago/Southland Councillor and Waikato/Bay of Plenty Councillor.
All nominations for the 2010/11 Council elections will close at 5pm on Thursday 20th May 2010.
Who can Nominate and Stand?
Any Personal Member of the Association or the Authorised representative of an Institutional Member may nominate any other Personal Member for election to a position as Officer on the National Council.
Any Personal Member of the Association or the Authorised representative of an Institutional Member in a particular Region may nominate any other Personal Member in that Region as Councillor for that Region on the National Council.
Who can vote?
The Officers of the LIANZA National Council are elected by Personal and Institutional Members of the Association.
Regional Councillors of the LIANZA National Council are elected by LIANZA Personal and Institutional Members within that Region.
If an election for any position is held, voting papers will be sent to members for a poll.
For more information about the process and the rules for nominations go to the Code of Practice or the following sections of the Rules on the LIANZA website:
Officers of the Association
National Council of the Association
Powers of the National Council
For further information about Council elections please contact Alli Smith, Secretary, LIANZA (Ph: 04 473 -5834) firstname.lastname@example.org
Associated files can be found at the LIANZA website.
Further to the above, our own Michael Parry will not be standing for chair this year at our AGM in August. We will, therefore, need nominations for Ikaroa chairperson. Are you up for it or is there someone you know who would be? Think on it!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
It all went off with a Bang in South Taranaki.
Kids who wanted to have fun in South Taranaki during the April school holidays headed for the South Taranaki District Libraries where ‘everything was going off with a bang!’
But with the theme Fizz! Bang! Pop! what else would you expect? New Zealand award -inning children’s author Des Hunt was in town encouraging the children to ‘Have fun with science- doing crazy experiments’. At his workshops the children made elephant toothpaste, test tube rainbows, created incredibly loud explosions with nail polish remover and film canisters and learnt how to melt steel effectively. All the experiments were designed to excite the children about science – and it worked! Also on board for the holidays was Bright Sparks educator, Andrew Hornblow. Children attending these electronic workshops enjoyed making circuit boards and LED lights to take home.
Other crazy experiments included making ginormous bubbles. First the children had to construct their bubble loop, and then make the mixture. All the activities were a lot of fun, the libraries bubbled with excitement throughout the two week holiday period and preparation for staff was minimal- which is always a bonus! This was a great way to link the science books in the library with hands on activities and hopefully leaves this generation with the feeling that libraries are a great place to be.
Funding was provided through local sponsorship and carries on the local theme of children having fun with science.
District Children’s Librarian
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Come along to hear all about it on Wednesday 28th April, 7.00pm.
Meet in Foyer, North Wing (beside I Site)
Come to view and hear about the latest exhibition at Puke Ariki that explores the
issues surrounding the Taranaki War.
Bring questions you may have about the Exhibition
Hosted by Jocelyn Millard
This event can be used for LIANZA professional registration revalidation –
• BOK 11 - Awareness of indigenous knowledge paradigms
It could also be of value for parts of –
• BOK 1 – Understand the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi to libraries
• BOK 2 – Understand the role of libraries in the information lifecycle …
RSVP Christine Nana email@example.com
By Wednesday 21 April 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
This year we are pleased to announce that our Guest of Honour, is
LIANZA president, Barbara Garriock.
So please do join us for drinks and nibbles on Monday 29th March at the National Library in Palmerston North, from 5:30pm onwards.
Please rsvp to Jane Brooker, firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Wednesday 24th March for catering purposes.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
There is also a new award this year that will be of interest to those of you working with digital material or services –
AWARD OF MERIT DIGITAL SERVICES - Awarded to a personal member of the Association who has contributed in an outstanding manner to library and/or information services in the area of digital library service development in New Zealand.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Symposium m-Libraries: Planning and Implementation
[Pdf on Massey Library Site]
Each symposium will consist of a full day of activities. Presentations, showcases and workshops of m-learning in action with critical focus on library planning, implementation and delivery will be highlights of each symposium.
Massey University Library has agreed to host the Palmerston North seminar and will cover the full cost of Dr. Ally’s day in Palmerston North, so the only cost to registrants from other libraries is the $25 to cover lunch and morning and afternoon teas. If you have staff who would be interested in attending, we need registrations by the end of Monday 18th Jan.
- January 20th: Hamilton: Wintec
- January 21st: Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington
- January 22nd: Palmerston North: Massey University
- January 25th: Christchurch: University of Canterbury
For further information on registration contact Linda Andrew
Featuring International Speaker : Prof. Mohamed Ally
Dr. Mohamed Ally is Professor in Distance Education and Director of the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University, Canada and a recognised expert in the field of mobile technologies and mobile learning.
The international speaker at each location will be Dr. Mohamed Ally. Dr. Mohamed Ally is Professor in Distance Education and Director of the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University, Canada. His current areas of research include mobile learning, mobile libraries, e-learning, and the use of information and communication technology in training and education. Dr. Ally is Past-President of the International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO) and is one of the Founding Directors of the International
Association of Mobile Learning. He is also on the board of the Canadian Society for Training and Development. Dr. Ally is currently serving on an international committee to set standards for Learner Information in Nomadicity and Mobile Learning. Dr. Ally chaired the Fifth World Conference on Mobile Learning and co-chaired the First International Conference on Mobile Libraries. He recently edited a book on mobile learning and co-edited a second book on the use of mobile technology in libraries. In addition, Dr. Ally serves on many journal boards and conference committees. He has presented keynote speeches, workshops, papers, and seminars in twenty countries.