Monday, September 29, 2008
Global colonisation, the Kiwi tradition, and the public good.
Among other challenges, New Zealanders must face the double edged prospect of global colonisation. On the one hand being swept up in a global avalanche will create new opportunities for the nation and for those who want to explore new frontiers. But on the other, global inundation will challenge the substance of what is generally known as the Kiwi tradition. Being part of the globe while also being grounded in ethos of Aotearoa requires a type of public good leadership that is attuned to the landscape, its peoples, their histories, their aspirations, and the inevitable to and fro from an increasingly abstract construct masquerading as the globe.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Open Invitation to all...
Thinking about Library study? Considering Libraries as a Career (or know someone who is)?Find out more about study options, courses, LIANZA membership and professional registration and whether study is right for YOU!
With staff/colleagues to discuss the options and information from:
* Open Polytechnic
* Victoria University
* Te Wananga-o-Raukawa
Venue: Our City O-Tautahi - Library (1st Floor) http://www.ccc.govt.nz/OurCity/(corner of Worcester Boulevard and Oxford Terrace) Christchurch
Thurs October 9th 2008 2pm - 3:30pm (drop in any time)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Applications for sponsorship are invited from all Aoraki paid up personal members of LIANZA, SLANZA or Te Ropu Whakahau. The committee has decided to offer this sponsorship to anyone who feels they have a case for attending conference, no matter their length of time in the profession, however preference may be given to first time attendees.
Sponsorship support may be applied for to cover registration costs (excluding Gala dinner), travel and reasonable accommodation. Applications for partial sponsorship are welcome as it may mean that the committee is able to support more people to attend.
In your application please include:
* Length of membership and any involvement in the above associations.
* Reasons for applying, including how attendance at the conference will benefit you.
* A breakdown of your estimated costs for attending this conference.
* An indication of any other financial support you would receivefor attending, e.g. workplace funding.
More information about the conference programme and social events can befound at http://www.lianza.org.nz/events/conference2008/index.html.
The successful applicant(s) will be required to prepare a written report(to be published in Aoraki Librarians) and possibly speak about their experience at a local meeting of members.
Applications must be received Friday 3rd October 2008 and can be addressed to:
LIANZA Aoraki Regional Committee
PO Box 2175
Christchurch Mail Centre
or alternatively can be emailed to Kathy.palmer[at]natlib.govt.nz.
The successful applicant will be notified shortly after the closing date.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Presenter will be Gary Elmes, General Manager - Systems Management at Datacom Systems Ltd.
Gary's topic will be:
The challenges of digital preservation
An ever-growing proportion of the cultural, social, and research artefacts generated by our society are being created in digital form. As the growing number of digital preservation and repository initiatives around the world attest, effectively preserving these digital artefacts for current and future generations is an important objective for archivists, librarians and historians.
But achieving effective preservation is a remarkably tricky task, at a number of levels. Compared to physical artefacts, digital items are being created at a truly massive rate, many of them only fleetingly and in very informal circumstances. Technology degradation (“bit rot”) and obsolescence continually threaten to destroy or render inaccessible stored artefacts. Copyrights can often complicate and limit our options on how we store and provide access to items. Creating appropriate “meta-data” to facilitate a useful means of finding artefacts is, especially for non-text items, problematic.
This presentation will explore some of these issues and look at the approaches and standards (such as OAIS) that are emerging to deal with them.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Here's a reminder of what's on...
Keynotes: Dylan Horrocks, Dr Diane Mara, Professor Mason Durie, Mark McCrindle, Professor Lawrence Lessig, Professor Marilyn Waring.
Network meetings: Health SIG, EPIC user group, Preservation SIG, ITSIG, PIMN, PUBSIG, SLIS, CatSIG, TelSIG, SLANZA.
Visits and tours: Land and identity tour, a special sailing of the Ted Ashby, Auckland City Libraries, Māori Television, Russell McVeagh's Law Library , Auckland War Memorial Museum Library, AUT Library, Business Information Commons (University of Auckland), National Maritime Museum. (These are filling up fast!)
Plenty of opportunity to network and socialise with your colleagues.
See you in Auckland in November!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Today’s students - Generations Y & Z - are not only growing up in fast-changing times, but they have different characteristics, values, and priorities from those of us who manage and provide information services. Based on the latest Australasian research Mark will provide us with a better understanding of the students and new graduates who are or are not our customers, and give us a glimpse into their future. He will give insights into the motivations and learning modalities of today’s students, and equip librarians and educators with strategies to connect with this multi-modal generation.
This practical workshop is designed to equip librarians, teachers and others with tools to engage effectively with these new generations. The workshop will appeal to school, public, or tertiary librarians, or to special libraries that are used by young graduates.
From young people’s use of technology to creating the right learning environment: see what works best today.
- Multimodal communication: reaching the 3 learning channels.
- The classroom of 2020: what teachers need to know.
- Maximising retention: dealing with declining attention spans.
- Motivating & involving today’s learners.
- Flexible delivery: integrating new technology with these new students.
- Meeting the workplace needs & expectations of the Generation Y.
- Communicating with the ever-changing learner.
- Customer service today: dealing with the expectation inflation.
Monday, September 15, 2008
His new book will be released on 16 October:
Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy.
2008 LIANZA conference is your chance to hear this leading thinker. His topic will be "Keeping the outside outside the box: The role of independence in the profession of the librarian, and academy, and the threats that both now face."
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Dr Mara is speaking on the Sunday and will still be at the conference on the Monday and is keen to meet informally with attendees.
Note also that the Pasifika Information Management Network will be meeting during the lunch break on Monday 3 November.
Professor Waring will ponder what "research heaven" is for her, with reference to some of her widely known local and international research and work on political economy.
Monday, September 8, 2008
LIANZA Conference 2008 will be held at the SKYCITY Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand, from Sunday 2 to Wednesday 5 November 2008.
Featuring keynote speakers:
§ Dylan Horrocks, Comics Laureate to the conference.
§ Dr Diane Mara, tutor and research project leader in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) Hawkes Bay
§ Professor Mason Durie, Professor of Maori Research and Development and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Maori) at Massey University.
§ Mark McCrindle, Director of McCrindle Research
§ Professor Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School 2008. (LIANZA Conference 2008 and the Faculty of Law at The University of Auckland are co-hosting Lawrence Lessig's New Zealand visit.)
§ Professor Marilyn Waring, Institute of Public Policy at AUT University.
Why I am sharing this with you? Well, I think it is easy to underestimate the skill base we develop in libraries and to forget that our skills are marketable and transferable. Barbara McKerrow - CEO of New Plymouth District - is one of the many people who have worked in libraries and now use their skills and knowledge in a different role. Barbara will be speaking on "After librarianship" at the Conference. Those who know Barbara know she is a lively, entertaining and thought-provoking speaker.
While Barbara's session will take us from libraries to other work opportunities, a number of speakers will contribute knowledge and experience from outside libraries, and the programme includes a wide range of speakers with in depth professional knowledge to share with you. I hope you take advantage of the chance to participate in sessions that are not in your speciality area as well as those that are - after all, who knows in what role you will be applying your skills in the future?
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Communications & Publications Coordinator
Monday, September 1, 2008
This Scholarship is offered by Crown Records Management as a professional development opportunity for 2 LIANZA members to attend the LIANZA conference.
The sponsorship includes:
- 1 full conference registration
- 1 Conference Dinner Ticket
- Up to $200 towards travel and accommodation on submission of receipts
• Must be a member of LIANZA (if you are not a member and would like to apply for this award, please send in your membership application and cheque)
• Must have gained a Library Qualification in the last three years or be currently studying towards a Library Qualification
• Have never attended a LIANZA conference
LIANZA Regional Councillor
• The closing date for applications for the Scholarship is 30 SEPTEMBER 2008
• The two successful applicants will be notified of their success
• Employers of the successful applicants will be notified
• Applicant’s name and contact details
• LIANZA membership number
• The reasons you think you would benefit from attending the Conference
• Any LIANZA work you have been involved in
• The name and address of your organisation/employer, manager and/or Chief Executive
Applicants will not be asked for a letter of support from their employer, but it is expected that they have the support of their employer to attend conference should they be successful.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or post to:
Crown Records Management Scholarship
PO Box 12-212
The winners of the scholarship would be expected to write a short article to be included in the edition of Library Life following Conference.