Te Rōpū Whakahau is the leading national body that represents Māori engaged in the Libraries and Information sector of 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 the library and information sector 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.
Register today for Hui ā Tau 2015. The theme of Te Rōpū Whakahau conference 2015 is Ngā Hīkoitanga o Mua [Footprints of History] which examines te iwi Māori in a post treaty settlement era and explores the challenges and opportunities for Library and Information practitioners. Nau mai, hoki mai ki Turanganui ā Kiwa.
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
Fixed term to November 2015, Part-time 16 hours per week. Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown, University of Canterbury, Christchurch. Applications close 2 February 2015. Further information about this role is available on the Job Vacancies page.
The IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2015 has made available funds to provide support for 20 delegates to attend IFLA WLIC 2015 by waiving their registration fee. Additional expenses need to be covered by other sponsorship or by candidates themselves. Priority is given to those applicants: who are a first time attendee to the… read more
Permanent, Full Time 37.5 hours per week. Library Liaison Team, Te Puna Mātauraka o Waitaha, University of Canterbury, Christchurch. Applications close 5 January 2015. Further information about this role is available on the Job Vacancies page.