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LIANZA Conference 2014 Announced



LIANZA has announced the details of the LIANZA Conference 2014. To be held at the SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland, New Zealand from the 12-15 October. The Conference theme is Pou Whakairo –  Connect and Thrive.

A pou whakairo is a high quality wood, shaped into a post and elaborately decorated by a master carver to portray the stories of the past and present for people to connect with the future. As a nation, New Zealand connects with our past to help shape and develop a thriving future. As library and information specialists we bring different perspectives and skills to connect with each other, our communities, our environment and changing technologies in order to understand and evolve into the future.

Each year the LIANZA Conference showcases the considerable talent and diversity within our profession and we invite our international colleagues to join us in Auckland. Professionals and practitioners with an interest in how information in all its forms is captured, stored, accessed and used are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration. For details on the abstract submission process, see the Conference website . You can also  contact the Conference team or  go to the LIANZA Conference 2014 Facebook Page

Pou Whakairo –  Connect and Thrive, Me hoki whakamuri, kia haere whakamua, Look into the past to view the future

More news on the LIANZA Conference 2013

LIANZA and the National Library of New Zealand are thrilled to announce Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President of OCLC Research and Chief Strategist, as a keynote speaker for the 2013 LIANZA Conference in Hamilton, New Zealand in October.

Dempsey joined OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) in 2001, overseeing OCLC Research and was appointed Chief Strategist for the organisation in 2004. After beginning his career in public libraries in his native Ireland, Dempsey moved on to direct UKOLN, a national U.K. research and policy unit at the University of Bath and later headed up national information services in the UK with JISC.

Conference Convenor Vye Perrone believes a keynote as well known as Lorcan Dempsey will have wide appeal for delegates at LIANZA Conference 2013. “Lorcan’s interest in library trends and futures and the architecture of digital information environments makes him a real draw card at our event”.

LIANZA Conference 2013: Wai-ora, Wai-Maori, Waikato will be held at the Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand from October 20 to 23, 2013. For further information visit the LIANZA Conference website: