Robyn Hakopa Te Reo Māori Award 2023

The recipent of this year’s award is someone who has been working in the library sector for quite some time, and currently works for her public library. Prior to her arrival, there was a small rōpū trying to improve Mātauraka Māori services for the libraries in their rohe, with small movements already made. But her… Read more »

Meri Mygind 2023 Award

Meri Mygind – wahine toa award. This wahine is the very definition of initiative, creativity, dedication and promotion of Māori services within libraries.  She is always coming up with ideas for encouraging engagement within the library and Te Ao Māori. She plans big and she often gives voice to others creativity and vision as well…. Read more »

Job Vacancy: Community Learning Specialist – Whakatane District Council

– Join a diverse and committed team– Full time position– Community focus Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role A great opportunity is available to join a high performing team responsible for delivering customer service to members of our community. This role also supports our Customer Engagement Assistants with information and digital literacy, delivering… Read more »

Job Vacancy: Learning and Outreach Specialist – Whakatane District Council

Ko wai mātau | About us The people at Whakatāne District Council love what we do because we do it for others, and that feels good. We work hard and we know it’s important to stop and play too. We’re on a learning journey because we know we can always do better, and we know… Read more »

GUEST BLOG: Leading with intentions

Des Morunga, a Community Services Librarian at South Waikato District Council, shares some of her initial learnings while participating in the Whiria te Tāngata programme. I recently returned to work after being on maternity leave and this opportunity presented itself at the right time.  First, it is a privilege to be successfully selected to the… Read more »

GUEST BLOG: The significance of mātauranga Māori as a corporate librarian

Tal Rogoff, pictured below, is a Kaitiaki o ngā pukapuka/ Information Consultant at WSP. She reflects on how being part of the Whiria te Tāngata programme has helped her grow; in more ways than one. Growing up Jewish, learning is closely associated with books and formal, didactic educational learning. There’s a reason we’re referred to… Read more »

Rangitihi marae, Matatā – Mātauranga Māori & Tukua workshop cancelled

Tēnā koutou Due to unforeseen circumstances, this professional development opportunity has been postponed for another date and location. Check out future developments here

Amazing development opportunity

*Applications now closed* Do you want to be part of an amazing opportunity to support the sustainability of the Aotearoa New Zealand library sector? Are you looking to grow your strategic leadership skills and have a passion for mātauranga Māori, workforce development, data research and collective impact? We are looking for 10 talented people with… Read more »

Kia Hiwa rā – Poumanaaki o Te Rua Mahara o te Kawangatanga

Me poho kererū mātou ka tika, ki tō tātou hoa, whanaunga, hoamahi, rangatira tonu a Anahera Morehu (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Kahu).  Kua riro i a ia te tūranga Poumanaaki o Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga. Kei whea mai nei! Te Rōpū Whakahau celebrates the appointment of Anahera Morehu to… Read more »

  • Are you an IFLA member? Register for the Indigenous Matters Section today!

    An opportunity exists for you to play a vital role in the next phase of Indigenous Matters within IFLA and the profession. The Professional Committee of the IFLA Governing Board made the decision to support the proposal to establish the INDIGENOUS MATTERS SECTION at its recent meeting in April.  There will be a two year… Read more »

  • Hui-ā-tau 2016 (Parihaka) – theme and dates confirmed!

    Mark the date in your calendar!  Hui-ā-tau 2016 will be held Wednesday 20 April to Saturday 23 April 2016 at Parihaka in Taranaki.  The theme for our annual hui is: Hoki ki tō maunga.

  • Indigenous Matters Section

    Outcome:  Indigenous Matters Section 50, formally established January 2016   This is a Call to Action! We need 10 more registrations to form the section. Registration is open to any IFLA member (individuals or associations and institutions) passionate about indigenous peoples, their culture, language, and knowledge systems. Collaboration is essential for strong societies and strong… Read more »

  • Māori Subject Headings Position Statement

    Te Rōpū Whakahau recognises the value of Ngā Upoko Tukutuku and its relevance for library collections everywhere.  It is another practical initiative that supports the everyday use of te reo Māori and equitable access to print and digital information.  Te Rōpū Whakahau supports the following position statement: Māori Subject Headings | Ngā Upoko Tukutuku is… Read more »

  • Vicki-Anne Heikell – 2015 Meri Mygind Wahine Toa Award Recipient

    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.

  • Sheeanda Field – 2015 Robin Hakopa Te Reo Māori Award Recipient

    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.

  • Rediscovering Indigenous Languages project – New South Wales, Australia

    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. More about it: At the time of Australian settlement in 1788, there were some 250… Read more »

  • IFLA World Library and Information Congress Participation Grants

    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 »

  • Calling all members! Nominations open for the Robin Hakopa and Meri Mygind Awards

    Know someone who deserves recognition?  Nominations are open for the Robin Hakopa Te Reo Māori award and the Meri Mygind Wahine Toa award.  Email your nominations to before 31 December 2014.  Further information about both awards is available on the Awards page.

  • [Hui ā Tau 2015] Programme now available!

    The Hui ā Tau 2015 page has been updated to include the start and finish times for hui ā tau, as well the hui programme. Check it out!