As you are aware there has been growing opposition to the changes the National Library has made as part of the Services to Schools Transformation Programme. There is a great deal of information and developments so below are some links of interest just in case you would like to read more or have missed a piece from the news!
You will also find below the details of meetings in your region to discuss these changes – click on the link for your region to view details via the SLANZA website. If you would like to know more about these meetings or would like to submit questions or concerns via email, please contact your local SLANZA representative – contact details on the regional pages: http://www.slanza.org.nz
SLANZA National Executive
Services to Schools: The National Library is Transforming its Services
Open letter to the National Library from SLANZA
Sunday Star Times: Library book cuts hit schools hard. Jan 25, 2015
Press Release from Hon. Peter Dunn. Labour just plain wrong about library services to schools. Feb 5, 2015
Radio New Zealand News: National Library firm on school service cut. Feb 5, 2015
The New Zealand Herald: National Library book cuts will hit hard, says Labour. Feb 10, 2015
National Library: Services to Schools Transformation documents.
Current independent petitions: Stop the Cuts Let’s keep our kids books
Parliamentary Question 9 (Feb 12, 2015) What are the expected savings per year as a result of the changes to the National Library curriculum topic loan service?
LIANZA Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa: Services to Schools
Regional Meetings to Discuss National Library Changes
Te Tai Tokerau Auckland Waikato/ Bay of Plenty Central
Wellington Aoraki Otago Southland