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LIANZA Conference 2013 in Hamilton, NZ | 20-23 October

LIANZA Conference 2013 in Hamilton, NZ | 20-23 October | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"...in Hamilton from the 20th to 23rd October for the LIANZA 2013 Conference: Wai-Ora, Wai-Māori, Waikato.

Our theme references the most significant landmark of our region, the Waikato River. Rivers are powerful forces, relentless and enduring, giving and sustaining life: Tributaries, big and small, come together to create a diverse and connected system that is greater than the sum of its parts.

 

Libraries are also powerful forces, and like rivers, they must be respected, understood and well-managed in order to continue to nourish and support their communities. So please join us in October to consider the role and future of our libraries and the kaitiakitanga (guardianship and management) needed to ensure that libraries, and the benefits they bring, are strong and enduring.

The conference will start with a pōwhiri by mana whenua at Tūrangawaewae Marae, where we are Wai-Ora; pure water with the power to give life to new thinking.  We arrive newly sprung and pure, waewae tapu (newcomers) and manuhiri (visitors);  empty vessels ready to receive knowledge and be inspired. 

From here we will make our way upriver to the wonderful new Claudelands Events Centre, a state of the art, spacious venue just over the bridge from Hamilton’s CBD. Here we are Wai-Māori – fresh water, beginning our voyage, part of a community, ready for new ideas and the rush and excitement of conference.

With a great range of keynote speakers, invited talks, contributed papers and your participation, LIANZA Conference 2013 will chart new courses of knowledge for the library and information profession."

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ANZ 23 Mobile Things - available to sign up now > Australia & New Zealand librarians taking part in mobile 23 things

ANZ 23 Mobile Things - available to sign up now > Australia & New Zealand librarians taking part in mobile 23 things | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
A space for Australians and New Zealanders to learn the 23 Mobile Things

 

ALIA NGAC (Australian Library and Information Association New Generation Advisory Committee) and New Professionals Network NZ have teamed up to offer an Australian/New Zealand course based on the 23 Mobile Things course by Jan Holmquist. We are running this course from May-November 2013 and it currently has nearly 300 participants signed up! Come and join us in our learning journey.

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Open for anyone to sign up who wants to add to their professional dsevelopment or learn more about Web 2.0!

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8 Lovely Libraries in Australia and New Zealand - Mental Floss

8 Lovely Libraries in Australia and New Zealand - Mental Floss | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Jill Harness:

We've covered Europe's, Asia's, Africa's, North America's and South America's most beautiful libraries; now it's time to take a look at Australia and, while it isn't technically a part of the continent, New Zealand as well.""

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Public libraries integrating collections online | CIO Magazine New Zealand

Public libraries integrating collections online | CIO  Magazine New Zealand | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"New Zealand public libraries are using a shared collection management service to cut costs.

A new collection management service is rolling out in libraries across New Zealand.

Kotui in Maori means to interweave, so it is an appropriate name for the service which hopes to connect and integrate resource collections held in New Zealand public libraries.

The service is managed by the National Library of New Zealand, and provides tools for library customers to search for resources and place holds on books they want to borrow or read digital versions online and on their smartphones.

“We are supporting New Zealanders’ ability to access and use information important to their lives by providing free internet access in public libraries and maraes,” says National Librarian Bill Macnaught. “And now, with Kotui, we are making it easier to search online for all materials held by a public library.”"

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Email on the go - Week 3 of ANZ 23 Mobile Things - online learning for librarians #anz23mthings

Email on the go - Week 3 of ANZ 23 Mobile Things - online learning for librarians #anz23mthings | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Linda Moore:

According to the Australian Mobile Phone Lifestyle Index, 60% of Australian mobile phone users use their phone access emails at least once a week[1]. So there’s a fair chance that if you have a mobile device you’ve already set up your email and checked it occasionally. But as I discovered this week there is much more to mobile email than the email client your phone comes with. If nothing else I encourage you to download and try some of the email apps out there – after trying the Gmail app I won’t be going back to the iPad email app again!

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Mobile email - week 3 of the Australian and New Zealand librarians doing the 23 Mobile Things course - available online, free, and open worldwide!

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This is how we do it: Social media at Christchurch City Libraries

This is how we do it: Social media at Christchurch City Libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Posted by Donna:

" [...] discuss how we at Christchurch City Libraries use social media – what we think is important, what we do, and why we do it. Hopefully it opens up a dialogue amongst Kiwi librarians. Wouldn’t it be grand if our information community were more forthcoming about sharing information on making the best use of social media?"

 

Topics covered in the article:

 

"- Many voices

- We talk about all sorts of things – events, new books, new stuff on the website.

- Content is king

- Made you look (Twitter)

- Looking at the tools and processes

- The power of the image

- The social catalogue

- A reading list on social media in New Zealand public libraries"

 

 

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A Bold Future for Public Libraries | Public Libraries of New Zealand

A Bold Future for Public Libraries | Public Libraries of New Zealand | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
RT @lianzaoffice: Strategic Framework for NZ Public Libraries promises a bold future.

 

"Public Libraries of New Zealand - A Strategic Framework 2012 - 2017" charts the future of public libraries in New Zealand. It is designed to help libraries, and their local councils to extend their services through new technology, and improve their efficiency through partnerships and alliances.

It addresses the challenges that public libraries face in meeting the changing needs of their communities. There has been a significant shift in how people access information and interact in a digital environment. Public Libraries are responding to these changes by using technologies to deliver their purpose in new ways. This means access anywhere, anytime, via smart phone or computer, having E-books to download for free, helping local groups to record and store local history digitally so that it can be both preserved and shared, and giving people access to unique New Zealand treasures stored in other places.

 

Framework here: http://www.publiclibrariesofnewzealand.org.nz/strategicframework

 

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