As the school year comes to a close we looking ahead to what we can provide for our members next year. Planning is underway for our AGM and a Weekend School in Dunedin in the July holidays. Further information about this will be available early next year.
Also details are starting to emerge about the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival in May. See their Facebook page for details and updates. It sounds very exciting so far.
For our members who are not able to travel to Dunedin, or want more, we are encouraging you to consider getting involved in the LIANZA Conference in Auckland in September. SLANZA National Executive is working with LIANZA and National Library Services to Schools on a 'school library strand' for the conference with the possibility of a day specifically for school librarians who are not able to attend the whole conference.
We know our members have much to contribute to the wider library community, so we hope you will consider presenting at the conference. Details regarding submitting abstracts are below and we will be promoting this again as school is getting started, but if you have a bit of a lull in your holidays take some time to consider how you could contribute to our profession and your own professional development.
Thank you, I hope you enjoy the holidays and have a happy New Year.
RLIANZA l SLANZA Communications Leader l ruawailibrary.wordpress.com
Ngā iwi o te motu
Ki runga o Tāmaki Makaurau
Nau mai, haere mai, piki mai tātou katoa.
Mauria mai tō tātou mātauranga, ngā ākonga mō tēnei huihuinga.
The Conference Programme Committee welcomes abstract submissions for LIANZA 2014 Conference in Auckland, New Zealand.
Each year the LIANZA Conference showcases the considerable talent and diversity within our profession and is New Zealand’s premier event of the information sector calendar. Professionals and practitioners with an interest in how information in all its forms is captured, stored, accessed and used are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration.
If you have never thought of presenting a paper at the LIANZA Conference before, consider it now, your colleagues want to hear from you, your contribution matters.
For more details on the abstract submission process, see the Conference website - http://lianzaconference.weebly.com/
WHO SHOULD SUBMIT
Expertise in all areas of the information management landscape is welcome. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Archivists & Museum curators
- Booksellers & Publishers
- Customer services professionals
- Digital service specialists
- Indigenous knowledge facilitators
- IT and technology specialists
- Library and Information Studies faculty members
- Librarians, New Professionals and Library managers
- Marae and tribal based practitioners
- Media specialists & Marketing consultants
Call for abstracts - 9 Dec, 2013
Final call for abstracts - 3 Feb, 2014
Abstracts close - 31 Mar, 2014
Abstract notifications - 12 May, 2014
Me hoki whakamuri, kia haere whakamua - Look into the past, to view the future.
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SLANZA is pleased to announce that this Term's issue of Collected 'Out with the old, in with the new' is now out and can be viewed here.
You may want to download and print out a copy to share with your colleagues and we encourage you to forward this announcement to all your teaching and library friends.
We are particularly proud of this issue with a feature article from "Library Girl" aka Jennifer LaGarde. Many of us follow her blog, and twitter feed and find her reflections refreshing and energising. We hope you enjoy her advice in this issue along with the contributions of school librarians like yourselves, making little changes along the way, which are helping to change the face of librarianship in challenging times.
So sit back and prepare to be challenged, informed and entertained.
From all of us in the SLANZA National Executive we wish you all a safe and happy summer break. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the health of our organisation this year especially the Wellington Conference Committee, our new administration professional Carole Gardiner and our 'Pool of Talent' volunteers who among other things have proofread this edition for you.
RLIANZA l SLANZA Communications Leader