Joint Australia-New Zealand library conference announced
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) have announced they will hold a joint library conference in Australia in 2018 and another in New Zealand in 2021.
The 2018 conference will be held between July and September at a yet-to-be-chosen location on the East Coast of Australia. ALIA and LIANZA will announce the venue and dates for the event in May this year.
LIANZA executive director Joanna Matthew and ALIA CEO Sue McKerracher said in a joint statement: ‘We have been building the collaboration between our two associations through information-sharing, recognition of professional qualifications and a Memorandum of Understanding.’
‘We are planning to make it a celebration, not only of Australian and New Zealand cultures, but also of the Asia-Oceania region as a whole,’ they said.
The 2018 joint conference will be the fourth in a series following conferences in Christchurch in 1981, Brisbane in 1984 and Wellington in 1994.