Thursday, June 19, 2008

Te Ropu Whakahau receives International Innovation Award

The American Library Association will present a Presidential Citation for International Innovation in the Year 2008 to Te Rōpū Whakahau - Māori in Libraries and Information Management

The award will be presented on Monday 30 June for:
- Planning and hosting the first International Indigenous Librarians Forum in 1999;
- Collaborating with other indigenous librarians around the world to insure that the Forum continues to take place every other year;
- Serving as an energetic, creative, and lively international model for how to navigate and negotiate an indigenous presence at the national library level;
- Supporting the recruitment, education, and placement of Māori into the fields of librarianship;
- Creating and extending bilingual services to Māori library patrons and staff.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Conference registration is open

Registration for conference opened this morning. You can find more details on the 'Registration' page on the Conference website.

We've included a draft programme in the brochure which lists timeframes and keynote speakers. Some of the other presentation themes are mentioned in the introduction paragraph. More details about the programme will be released in July once the presenters have been confirmed.

Monday, June 16, 2008

LIANZA Partnered awards closing 30 June 2008

In association with LIANZA, Nielsen BookData would like to assist you with their annual Research Award designed to promote research in the library and information sector. The Award is made to support a proposed research project related to information management, which for the purpose of this Award shall encompass the fields of publishing, library and information management, electronic libraries, and bibliographic and full-text databases.
Now is the time for action. Make this the year when you undertake the research project you have been thinking about for so long. We can help you make it happen.

The 3M Award for Innovation in Libraries is sponsored by 3M New Zealand Ltd in conjunction with the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa to "promote excellence and innovation in Library and Information services". The award will be made to the Librarian, Information specialist or team who has applied an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to their business.
The 3M Award for Innovation in Libraries will provide the winners with prizes of $4,000.00 for the winner, $1,000.00 for second place, and $500.00 of 3M products for third place. The money awarded to first and second place is to be used for professional development.

The YBP/Lindsay and Croft Award for Collection Services recognises the contribution made in libraries by the staff in the areas of collection development, collection management, acquisitions and cataloguing.
The annual award consists of a $2000 grant donated by YBP, and a citation. These will be presented at the annual conference of LIANZA.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Registration opens next week!

Registration for Conference 2008 opens next week on the conference website.

More details next week.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Kaikorero pai

Tena ano hoki tatou katoa

Pehea o koutou whakaaro e pa ana ki nga kaikorero e tu mai ki te tukuna kauwhau? E ata korero ana? E pai i wana mahi a ringa? Pai te hanga o tona ahua?

No reira, e mohio ana koutou i to tino kaikorero, korero mai. He patai ano e pa ana ki nga taonga i tu i waenganui i te hui nei? Pehea te tino mahi ataahua, kia whakahua nga korero, nga taonga, he aha te mea nui ... me era atu?

Patai mai, korero mai, tukuna mai nga whakaaro pai me te kino hoki.

No reira, waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa!