Tuesday, April 27, 2010

LIANZA Council Elections

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.

Voting Papers

If an election for any position is held, voting papers will be sent to members for a poll.

More Information

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) alli@lianza.org.nz

Associated files can be found at the LIANZA website.

Local vacancy

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

Fizz! Bang! Pop! - South Taranaki District Libraries

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.

Pam Jones
District Children’s Librarian
South Taranaki

Friday, April 16, 2010

Revamped LIANZA website goes live

Here it is folks!

As the site settles and we all get signed up, we will contemplate moving this blog to the LIANZA site, more like a one stop shop.
Meantime, happy playing!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

TIG Event @ Puke Ariki

Interested in the latest exhibition @ Puke Ariki??
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 nanac@npdc.govt.nz
By Wednesday 21 April 2010