The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa is a vibrant non-profit and membership based organisation that advocates on behalf of library and information professionals within the sector. NZMS are long-time and dedicated supporters of LIANZA and the important work they do as the peak body advocating for the library sector in New Zealand. […]

In keeping with the conference theme we are certainly “Connecting” with many librarians, “thriving” on their company and collegiality. Had lots of requests from people missing the fab liquorice allsorts hats, but even more praise for the new ‘striking’ shirts as well. The brand new front-of-house kiosk document book scanner has been enormously successful, and […]

With this conference nearly upon us we are looking forward to catching up with those of you we know and meeting those of you we don’t.  This year we are taking a different approach to the conference and in the spirit of the theme, Connect and Thrive, we are being joined by some of the […]

The stand looks fantastic and we have already met dozens of old friends! The #LIANZA13 hashtag is getting a hammering and Andy (or should I say @Fentnz) is right in amongst it.  Top interest thus far is digitisation of out-of-copyright books that people want as e-Pubs, plus our perennial faves – the licorice allsort lollies […]

NZMS would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved in organising LIANZA Conference 2010 – what a resounding success. We would also like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who visited the NZMS stand: to comment on the conference bags; admire the wobbly stand; partake of liquorice allsorts or even […]

Andy and Jo are now back from three busy days at Lianza. The conference, with 660 delegates and 70 trade stands, was one of the largest for many years and NZMS made lots of new friends whilst catching up with all our good mates. Following on from last year’s spring-bloom seeds, our giveaway was heirloom […]