Registrations open for participation in the 25th National Poetry Day on 26 August
Aotearoa’s countrywide celebration of poetry is preparing to mark its 25th anniversary with plans for the broadest range of events and promotions yet, as registrations open today for participation in Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day on 26 August 2022.
National Poetry Day co-ordinator Erica Stretton says that after two years of largely online events, the NPD team, poets and organisers are all eager and optimistic about a return to the usual feast of in-person and community events across the motu.
She urges organisers to register their interest early in hosting an event on or around 26 August, in order to access the seed funding available and to be included in the heavily promoted official calendar of NPD events.
“We’ve all learned so much in the past two years about the power of the digital reach in showcasing poets and poetry, and online will continue to play an important part in our promotions. But we can’t wait to see poets and enthusiasts unleashing the power of poetry again in theatres, cafes, marae, bookshops and libraries, in parks and on beaches, pavements and public transport, anywhere and everywhere!”
In 2019 a massive 160 events took place nationwide, bringing together acclaimed poets, new voices, young writers and poetry enthusiasts of all ages.
This year also marks the 40th anniversary of NPD sponsor, Phantom Billstickers. CEO Robin McDonnell says the company has plenty planned to mark its special milestone, but that poetry will always be at the heart of what they do. “Phantom’s founder Jim Wilson was sharing the works of New Zealand poets on posters in New Zealand and around the world well before the company was even formed. We can’t wait to take the power of poetry to the streets of Aotearoa again in our 40th year, in a nationwide poster campaign in the lead up to National Poetry Day 2022.”
Interested organisers can access registration documents, templates and a full range of planning and promotional resources via the NPD website at www.poetryday.co.nz. Registrations for seed funding close at 5pm on 1 June 2022. The official Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day 2022 calendar will be announced on 1 August.
For further information contact Erica Stretton at email@example.com and to keep up with plans for NPD 2022, follow NZPoetryDay on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
National Poetry Day was established in 1997 with a mandate to celebrate discovery, diversity, community and pushing boundaries. It is an annual national poetry-event extravaganza held on the fourth Friday of August.
Phantom Billstickers has been assisting New Zealanders to express themselves since 1982. From the very beginning they’ve supported home-grown talent alongside their commercial campaign work, actively promoting New Zealand music, art, poetry and culture through a network that now numbers 6500 framed street posters countrywide.
The New Zealand Book Awards Trust was established as a charitable trust in 2014 to govern and manage the country’s two major literary awards – The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards and the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults – as well as Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day, and to ensure their longevity and credibility.
We NEED your voice! Pay Equity will affect all school library staff.
The General Areas of Responsibility (GARs) survey is now live for sector consultation for the librarians and library assistants pay equity claim.
The Pay Equity team would appreciate as much claimant feedback as possible.
Sector consultation has opened today and will remain open until 5th April. Please set some time aside to fill in this survey. Alternatively, you could download a Word document copy and email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mana Taurite School Librarians Pay Equity – General Areas of Responsibility workshop
Tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd March 4-5pm) there is an online workshop being held. Please sign up here. https://action.nzei.org.nz/.../mana-taurite-school...
Ngā mihi nui
NZEI Te Riu Roa have announced some exciting news regarding the next step in our pay equity claim, which NZEI raised with the Ministry of Education in 2020. It's time to kōrero about the General Areas of Responsibility (GARs), the document that summarises all the knowledge, skills and effort required in our mahi.
‘It’s important we get this part right, and we need your contribution. We’ve learned from past pay equity wins that the more people we have on board, the stronger we are. - NZEI’
The GARs are important because they will allow us to build a matrix that truly reflects the work that we do. Eventually, this matrix will determine each person’s grade and pay rate.
The GARs compile the information gathered during interviews conducted jointly by school librarians as NZEI Te Riu Roa members and the Ministry Pay Equity team with school library staff in schools across the motu.
Pay Equity will affect EVERY school library staff member – immediately!
SLANZA encourages all members to get involved in this process so the GARs accurately capture everyone's roles, which are expected to be released shortly.
Workshops have been set up so you can be involved in this important phase of the process, and you can register now. All librarians are invited. Please register NOW!
Librarian workshop- Wednesday 23 March, 4-5pm
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Over 50 Publishers Collaborate On Freely-Accessible Digital Resource Page In Support Of International Women's Day
Over 50 magazine publishers have participated in a brand new, freely-accessible digital resource page on the Exact Editions platform, which features over 200 fully-searchable articles about feminism and gender equality.
Created in support of International Women’s Day 2022, the rich collection of articles features contributions from such prestigious titles as The Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman & Dazed. Growing with brand new content each month, the online resource page can be accessed indefinitely by individuals and educational institutions alike.
The selected articles are organised into 8 key subject areas; ‘Modern Activism & Education’, ‘History of Feminism’, ‘Women of the Arts’, ‘Women in STEM’, ‘Women in Business’, ‘Women in Sport’, ‘Women & Environmentalism’ and ‘LBGTQ+ Community’. The content spans a wealth of topics, from famous trailblazers in science and the arts to the history of the suffragette movement and modern feminist activism and education.
Access the Feminism & Gender Equality Resource Page here:
Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions, said: “We are very proud to have created and distributed such a wide-reaching resource that highlights not only the progress that feminism has made so far, but also how far we still have to go to reach gender equality around the world.”
John Barnett, Marketing Manager at Mark Allen Group, commented: ”Feminism and gender equality are very important subjects and this freely-accessible page means individuals and institutions around the world can easily deepen their knowledge and understanding. We are looking forward to adding more content from Mark Allen titles in the future.”
Connor Godfrey, Digital Marketing Executive at Future, commented: “We have very much been looking forward to the launch of the Feminism and Gender Equality page, and are delighted that content from some of Future's titles can form part of this important educational resource.”
About International Women’s Day:
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality.
For more information, please visit: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
About Exact Editions:
Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns periodicals and books into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Rooms’ technology, so publishers can provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.
For more information, please visit: https://shop.exacteditions.com
Come along to this week's Q & A on grants for tertiary qualifications in library and information studies
Tēnā koe, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Kia orana, Ko na mauri, Mālō e lelei, Mālō ni, Ni sa bula, Tālofa, Talofa lava, warm greetings to you,
Just a reminder about this week's Q & A on the LIANZA and SLANZA Tertiary Grants funding. Applications are being received now and you can apply until 31 March.
This is an exciting opportunity to gain a tertiary qualification in indigenous knowledge management, library and information studies. for the sector. Whether you are already working in a library or information service, or you are entirely new to this area, we want more people working in our libraries and information services who are qualified and who represent the communities we work with all over Aotearoa.
Another funding round will be held in October.
Please share the information on these grants with staff, peers and with your communities.
Q & A - JOIN US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS FUNDING
This Zoom meeting will give you an opportunity to ask questions and learn why this new funding is important to the sector.
Join us on Thursday March 10 at 3.30pm
Thank you to Auckland Libraries for the use of their images.
Chair of the Project Advisory Group
LIANZA SLANZA Tertiary Grants