At the Open Polytechnic we recognise that libraries make a profound contribution to their communities. We understand that the future of libraries depends upon the quality of their staff at all levels. New Zealand needs a strong core of professionally qualified librarians and information managers with the skills to lead us into a vibrant future.

As the main provider of undergraduate LIS education in this country, we have a unique opportunity to provide new qualifications that enable libraries to thrive – serving New Zealanders in the information age.

Are you a highly skilled and experienced professional looking for their next challenge? Is it time for a change in direction or a change in environment to further develop your existing skills? Do you want to use your extensive knowledge of the library and information service sectors to help develop our new programmes:

  • Bachelor of Library and Information Studies (L7)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Library and Information Services for Children and Teens (L6)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Records and Information Management (L6)
  • and Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Leadership (L7)

and grow the next generation of sector professionals

We have begun the development of our new programmes and we can’t do it by ourselves, we are seeking people to join us on the journey. We are looking for skilled and experienced people who have employment, training or education experience in the library sector to write curriculum and assessment material and review course content, including bicultural and Pasifika appraisal.

Further information about these opportunities is available on the Job Vacancies page.

Written by Kaihangarau