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PLNZ National Forum 2018

PLNZ National Forum 2018

Our annual gathering of public library managers is taking place in Wellington on 2 & 3 May, at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke. It’s an opportunity for librarians to develop networks, share knowledge and learn.  

A public library manager’s life is a busy one, and the changing world of libraries is creating more challenges. The National Forum provides an environment to discuss evolving issues that are important to librarians, their staff and the community they serve.

Whether an experienced, mid-career library manager or someone just entering the sector in a leadership role, the Forum addresses the critical issues that are important to public libraries across New Zealand.

PLNZ members share experiences about how they can better fulfill their roles and responsibilities, and touch on environmental scanning and how they can use those results effectively. The line-up of sessions explore a range of evolving business models and emerging needs of our communities.

And our members have a lot of fun! Delegates are invited to welcome drinks at the National Library, where they can experience the magic of the He Tohu exhibition, take a tour and experience digital innovation powered Te Papa’s innovation hub, attend sessions from non-profit leaders who are transforming their organisations, and participate in'team talks' and ‘how to’ workshops from those libraries forging new ground.

This year also marks the tenth anniversary of Public Libraries of New Zealand (PLNZ), aka the Association of Public Library Managers (APLM). There will be a celebratory awards dinner to recognise great librarianship in the sector, and members will have a chance to nominate exceptional people.

Members can login to the website to access further information and to register.

If you’re interested in attending, supporting or sponsoring the PLNZ National Forum 2018, please do get in touch -



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