Bronwyn’s Library Blog


Posted by bronwynr on March 12, 2009

The LIANZA 2009 Conference Committee invites the submission of abstracts for this year’s conference at the Christchurch Convention Centre, New Zealand October 12-14.

Our theme this year is “he tangata, he tangata, he tangata”, and we are looking for contributions that celebrate the importance of people, both within and outside our profession.

The Conference will “Acknowledge the past, Embrace the present, and Advance the Future”.

In 2009 we are encouraging participation from all parts of our profession:

* young and not so young;

* first time presenters and seasoned campaigners;

* recent graduates;

* those new to the profession and experienced librarians;

* representatives from all aspects and sectors of librarianship and related fields.

To support this we are offering opportunities for local mentoring to assist with nurturing your idea into an abstract and then into an engaging presentation.

We are also offering a wide variety of formats, so that hopefully there is something for everybody. Don’t be shy – if you’ve got something you’re passionate about, a great idea, something that has worked for you and might have wider applicability, or something controversial; please consider presenting at LIANZA 2009.

This is your chance to interact with the people in your profession, engage in some healthy debate, and contribute to our collective future.

Please visit the call for abstracts for more details on:

* Oral presentations (30 mins is standard length, but let us know if you’d like shorter or longer);

* Posters (especially suited to recent MLIS & BAppSci graduates and other research presentations);

* Workshops (90 minute interactive learning opportunity – let us know if this will require access to a computer suite)

* Other (this is your chance to design your own format)

For detailed abstract requirements and submission instructions, please visit

* Now – abstract submission is now open

* Friday 22 May – Deadline for abstract submission

* Monday 15 June – Notification of abstract acceptance Queries – Please contact the Conference Secretariat –


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