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Libraries to help with jobs and community recovery

Libraries to help with jobs and community recovery

Whether your job has been impacted by COVID-19, you are looking for a change of scene or you are re-entering the workforce, many libraries have resources to restart and rethink your career or work-life balance. Let’s face it, job-seeking, upskilling and changing careers can be challenging at the best of times, but these transitions are difficult in our new, ever-changing landscape. Fortunately, Public Libraries are rising to the challenge.
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Summer Holiday Success

Summer Holiday Success

28,829 children, 26,402 books, 38,418 adventures, 166 public libraries And the final figures are still trickling in as many programmes host their closing functions. This summer, children across Aotearoa took part in holiday programmes at their local libraries.  Public Libraries of New Zealand (PLNZ) supported the programmes with a dedicated webpage, tracking progress and participation by children throughout the period. We received lots of photos of kids enjoying library-based activiti...
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Summer Holiday Programmes Across Aotearoa

Summer Holiday Programmes Across Aotearoa

Adventure awaits… at your local library and it's a truck-load of fun! How, you ask? Sign me up! Kids who exercise their brains are smart kids. With carefully crafted and well-planned literacy programmes, public libraries are an excellent place to keep those imaginations whirring.  Holiday programmes vary from region to region, but the aim is the same - keep children engaged throughout the summer, in an informal, fun-filled way. This may be focussed on the pleasure of reading, o...
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Helen Zwartz Scholarship Open for Public Library Staff

Helen Zwartz Scholarship Open for Public Library Staff

The Helen Zwartz Scholarship provides funding to enable a librarian or staff member working in a public library serving one of New Zealand’s smaller communities, to undertake an internship at the National Library of New Zealand. The internship gives the recipient of the Helen Zwartz Scholarship the opportunity to experience working at the National Library and receive mentoring from National Library staff. Applicants must be a staff member working in a New Zealand public library serving one...
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IFLA World Library and Information Congress is coming to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2020!

IFLA World Library and Information Congress is coming to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2020!

It was announced in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, that LIANZA and Te Rōpū Whakahau have won the bid to host the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Auckland July 28 - August 5, 2020. The world knows New Zealand as home to the All Blacks, The Lord of the Rings, and Lorde – now our global colleagues have the chance to experience our open, trusted and united library communities. Our bicultural partnership approach and commitment to indigenous knowledge will take centre-stage as ...
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Establishment of Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa

Establishment of Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa

A new organisation to promote digital inclusion was announced today. The Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa (DIAA) aims to help expand digital inclusion initiatives throughout New Zealand, so that everyone has a chance to participate in the digital world.  “Our goal is to help reduce the barriers that prevent people from participating in their communities using digital technologies,” says DIAA establishment Chair of the Alliance, Laurence Zwimpfer.  “This includes p...
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  • Libraries to help with jobs and community recovery

    Whether your job has been impacted by COVID-19, you are looking for a change of scene or you are re-entering the workforce, many libraries have resources to restart and rethink your career or work-lif...
  • $60 million boost for libraries

    Welcome news as Minister Tracey Martin announces a funding boost to libraries. The major funding package will allow libraries to play a far greater role in supporting their communities and people see...
  • Public Libraries open - online!

    Public Libraries around the country have closed their doors but not your access to online resources, including e- books, newspapers, magazines, movie and music streaming services, online learning and ...
  • Wellington City Library's Pop-Up

    Wellington City Library has opened a pop-up in Manners Street.But there is more to come!
  • GIF IT UP 2015 Challenge

    The National Library of New Zealand’s GIF IT UP challenge is back. DigitalNZ and the Digital Public Library of America are calling for the best animated GIFs reusing historical material from librarie...
  • Cultivate Curiosity with Public Libraries of New Zealand

    Cultivate curiosity in your community by supporting New Zealand public libraries!  Public Libraries of New Zealand (PLNZ) helps to fund new ideas and new programmes that raise the profile of pub...
  • 5 Libraries That Nailed Their Valentine’s Day Display

    1. Well, off to the check-out desk we go then... 2. Much like wedding vows, it’s important to renew books before they become overdue… 3. There are just somethings that should never be kissed… bo...
  • Wellington City Library's Pop-Up

    Wellington City Library has opened a pop-up in Manners Street.But there is more to come!

 

 

 

 

 

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