for Whiria te Tāngata – Kia toitū te mātauranga – weaving the people together for the sustainability of the library sector.
A second and final Whiria Te Tāngata cohort has been funded thanks to the New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme, head here to apply!
Do you want to be part of an amazing opportunity to support the sustainability of the Aotearoa New Zealand library sector? Are you looking to grow your strategic leadership skills and have a passion for mātauranga Māori, workforce development, data research and collective impact?
We are looking for 10 talented people with a diversity of backgrounds and experience in the library sector to be part of a dynamic cohort of Kākaho (sustainability champions). Read the recently graduated Kākaho blogs, here.
This is an 8-month learning and development opportunity for you to grow your networking, collective impact, and leadership skills within a national context. With the support of your workplace, being a Kākaho will see you applying practical skills to highly relevant issues facing the library sector today through action-led learning.
The programme is delivered within four tukutuku (panel) modules. These are Waharua, the mātauranga Māori workstream and its connection to the land. Poutama symbolises the scaffolding of knowledge and its application to workforce capability. Purapura whetū signifies the complexity of data, research, and evidence work. Niho taniwha represents the determination needed for collective impact.
Built upon a foundation of mātauranga Māori and through a Te Ao Māori lens, we ensure principles, key concepts, practices and approach to engagement and collaboration is informed by tikanga. You will work with other Kākaho across Aotearoa with dedicated support provided by Te Rōpū Whakahau. You will remain within your substantive role, while learning and developing with your fellow cohort for up to a day a week through both online and in-person experiences.
Please feel free to forward this email on to any library or candidate you feel would benefit from this opportunity. To apply for Whiria te Tāngata, head here.
EOIs close by 23rd July, 11.59pm. Before you can be confirmed within the role you will need to have all required documents in by 6 August 2023.
Whiria te Tāngata is funded through the New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme, led by Te Rōpū Whakahau and supported by the National Library of New Zealand.