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    Congratulations to Nikki Shaw, our New Zealand Sales Consultant for James Bennett who has achieved her LIANZA Associateship. Associate status is recognised by the profession as a demonstration of attainment of skills, judgement, attitude and commitment of a professional librarian or information manager. All LIANZA members who are professionally registered and have a minimum 5 years standing are eligible to apply for Associate status.  More information on LIANZA Associateships can be found on their website  https://lianza.org.nz/[https://lianza.org.nz/ ]. Nikki was presented with the award at the LIANZA annual conference in Christchurch.

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    Details for National Simultaneous Storytime 2018 have been announced and the featured book is ‘Hickory Dickory Dash’ by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood.  On Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 11am libraries, schools, bookshops and communities across Australia and New Zealand will stop to share storytime.  This will be the first year that New Zealand joins in with the NSS events through the partnership of ALIA and LIANZA.  The aim is to break records and reach 1 million participants in 2018. ‘Hickory Dickory Dash’ is publishing in February and can be pre-ordered on JBO now. More details including, registration and merchandise on...

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    The role of Libraries in supporting the homeless members of their communities has been a big topic this year.  Most recently Auckland Council Libraries has made international news in The Guardian for solving the mystery of why staff were finding bookmarked books hidden around the library in unusual places.  They discovered that homeless readers were hiding the books so they could continue reading on their next visit.  They either did not have a library card as they had no fixed address, or were concerned that the books may become damaged or lost if they borrowed them. Auckland Libraries is also...

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    Invercargill Librarians have gone viral with their parody of the Kardashians’ magazine cover for the 10th anniversary of ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’. The public and media response has been huge. In addition to the thousands of likes, shares and comments on their facebook and twitter posts the librarians have also been featured throughout the mainstream media in New Zealand, Australia and overseas. Invercargill Libraries already have a reputation for their humorous parodies and social media posts and this has certainly set the bar higher for community and global engagement and discussion about libraries and librarians. Check out their posts on facebook[https://www.facebook.com/invlibrary/]...

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    The 2017 Man Booker Prize has been won by US author George Saunders for his debut novel “Lincoln in the Bardo”. This is the second year in a row that a US Author has won the prize after Paul Beatty’s success last year with “The Sellout”. Quoted in the Guardian on receiving the award Saunders said  “In the US we’re hearing a lot about the need to protect culture. Well this tonight is culture, it is international culture, it is compassionate culture, it is activist culture. It is a room full of believers in the word, in beauty and ambiguity...

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    After 11 years the ABC’s 'The Book Club' is set to end after its Christmas Special on December 19th 2017. Jennifer Byrne has decided that it is time for a break and will leave the  ABC after a long career with the broadcaster that also included working on 'Foreign Correspondent', 'Lateline' and 'The 7:30 Report'. Byrne said in a statement that:  “International authors were often astonished – and envious – that a show like ours existed, let alone endured. Thanks to the ABC which backed us, to the publishing industry which embraced us – and deepest thanks to the readers...

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