LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD
This year – 2020 – marks 110 years since LIANZA was established and the 25th anniversary of our Partnership Agreement with Te Rōpū Whakahau – the first stage of our development as a bicultural organisation.
To some LIANZA members born after the late 80s it might be strange to imagine a time before the library and information profession embraced biculturalism. Then again, some might say we still have plenty of work to do!
We talked with Founding Member of Te Rōpū Whakahau, and Chief Librarian Alexander Turnbull Library, Chris Szekely and asked him to share some memories of that time. We've also dug through the archives to find some old photos, and memories.
It is timely that we now have access to a digital version of Te Rau Herenga, a century of library life in Aotearoa.
Read the full article here; https://www.librariesaotearoa.org.nz/happy-anniversary.html/