Tag Archives: LIANZA

Thinking ahead to #open17

I’m already thinking about this year’s LIANZA conference, who to take, and how many. I have generous staff training and conference budgets, but need approval from my manager in terms of individuals attending and overall cost. We take spending ratepayers … Continue reading

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Providing training opportunities

I’ve got about 30 staff, including casuals, so providing external professional development opportunities for everyone isn’t an option. Mind you, I have a reasonably generous training budget, and manage to send quite a few staff away each year. We’re also … Continue reading

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Reviewing 2015 and setting goals

At the start of the year I set myself a range of work-related goals. This was my first year as Manager Libraries and Cultural Services so the calendar coincided nicely with settling into my new role. One goal eluded me … Continue reading

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Listening with respect

This is a quick thought to end the week on. Last week there was a *lot* of talk on the various library listservs about the TPPA and what stance, if any, LIANZA should be taking on our behalf. There are … Continue reading

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Truth, value & stats

On Friday I started filling in the annual APLM (Assoc Public Library Managers) statistics spreadsheet. APLM collect a wide variety of stats about issues, people through the door, staff numbers, budget etc. All good stuff, and useful in all kinds of ways. … Continue reading

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Future of Libraries Summit 2015

I attended LIANZA’s Future of Libraries Summit in Wellington on Friday with two of my staff, Maria and Ann-Louise. As one of this year’s K?tuku cohort, Ann-Louise had the opportunity to facilitate at one of the tables – well done! … Continue reading

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Family, conference, kindness

First of all, my husband’s really sick again, so normal life is on hold. One of these days I’ll accept that him not being well *is* now normal life, but not just yet…  As always, I am thankful for love … Continue reading

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#digsig14 Unconference

I went, shared & learned, and then Storifyed. Here you go: Share

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Inspired

These are some of the things that have inspired me recently, right up till this evening: Seeing New Professionals working hard on their careers Watching Twitterbrarians being so dedicated to what they do The #LIANZA14 programme – really looking forward … Continue reading

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Cool teens comp

We’re doing a cool Instagram competition for our teens as part of the coming school holidays and the LIANZA Children’s Book Awards. I’m excited because, I hope, the kids will be excited.  http://i.instagram.com/p/pZ2QUTjPZk/ My staff and I are coming up with … Continue reading

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