Te Wānanga o Raukawa
Te Rōpū Whakahau participates with Te Wānanga o Raukawa in Ōtaki in the provision of Māori library and information qualifications which offers professional development to Māori in the industry and trains new Māori information professionals.
International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum (IILF)
Te Rōpū Whakahau participates with indigenous information workers around the globe, uniting together to create a singular, indigenous voice in the improvement of indigenous information workers, collection management and services to indigenous clients.
The forum meets regularly every two years, with the first forum in Auckland.
Auckland, New Zealand in 1999.
Jokkmokk, Sweden in 2001
Santa Fe, America in 2003
Regina, Canada in 2005
Brisbane, Australia in 2007
Ōtaki, Aotearoa New Zealand in 2009
Karasjok, Norway in 2011
Bellingham, Washington, America in 2013
Winnipeg, Canada in 2015
Sydney, Australia in 2017
Information on the next forum available here: Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Te Rōpū Whakahau became a member of IFLA in 2012.
IFLA Indigenous Matters Section (IFLA IM)
Te Rōpū Whakahau is an active member of the Indigenous Matters Section. The section began as a special interest group, sponsored by the Services to Multicultural Populations Section of IFLA, the special interest group became a section in January 2016.
The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand (OPNZ)
Te Rōpū Whakahau has representation on the Information and Library Studies Advisory Group. Our current representative is Cellia Joe.
Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa (NATLIB)
Te Rōpū Whakahau participates with the National Library of New Zealand on projects and issues of mutual benefit to both organisations and appoints representatives to National Library bodies and working groups or provides advice as one of the National Library’s stakeholders. Te Rōpū Whakahau is a current delivery partner for the New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme.
Association of Public Library Managers (APLM)
Te Rōpū Whakahau and APLM signed the inaugural Memorandum of Understanding in September 2012 at LIANZA Conference in Papaiōea.