Te Rōpū Whakahau is the leading national body that represents Māori engaged in Culture, Knowledge, Information, Communication and Systems Technology in Aotearoa New Zealand. Te Rōpū Whakahau is a Māori association guided by the whakatauki “waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa” and is founded on four core values: Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga and Te Reo Māori. Te Rōpū Whakahau supports practitioners and their organisations to empower whānau, hapū and iwi by providing development opportunities, indigenous and multicultural partnerships, and championing best practice around services, cultural responsiveness and accountability within the profession.
This training is suitable for anyone seeking further understanding of mātauranga Māori and practical ways to implement this effectively in the workplace. It is particularly relevant for library and information professionals who are members of the LIANZA Professional Registration scheme.
Congratulations to Vicki-Anne Heikell, 2015 Meri Mygind Wahine Toa Award Recipient. Read more about Vicki-Anne and her outstanding contribution to the profession and her expertise in the care of ngā taonga i tuku iho on the Meri Mygind Wahine Toa award page.
Congratulations to Sheeanda Field, 2015 Robin Hakopa Te Reo Māori Award Recipient. Read more about Sheeanda and her outstanding contribution to te reo Māori on the Robin Hakopa Te Reo Māori award page.
Permanent, full time at 37.5 hours per week. Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown, University of Canterbury, Christchurch. Applications close 18 February 2015. Further information about this role is available on the Job Vacancies page.
Did you know? The Rediscovering Indigenous Languages project aims to make accessible the rich archival collections of the State Library of New South Wales. The site features historic word lists, records and other documents relating to Indigenous Australian languages. http://indigenous.sl.nsw.gov.au/ More about it: At the time of Australian settlement in 1788, there were some 250… read more
The IFLA Indigenous Matters Special Interest Group invites proposals for the SIG programme. Help us make this a dynamic session by submitting a proposal for paper on a topic of your choice relating to the session theme. Theme: Indigenous Literacy: beyond bilingual signage and collection development Aligned with the Congress theme: Dynamic Libraries: Access, Development… read more