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4.30pm to 6.30pm  James Bennett Pre-Arrival Drinks and networking The Churchill - Gin with a view at
Four Points by Sheraton, Auckland City


Date/Time   Session   Content
 08.30am  Registration & Coffee

Mihi Whakatau | Welcome 

Mana Whenua and PLNZ 
 09.20am  Chair's opening remarks: Dyane Hosler, Puke Ariki New Plymouth Library Manager. Dyane welcomes delegates and provides an overview of the past year, upcoming challenges and opportunities on the horizon.
 09.30am  Words of Welcome: Catherine Leonard, 
Head of Library and Learning Services, Auckland Libraries Connected Communities.
What does it take to be a leader of New Zealand's library network; and what will it take to be a leader of the future?
 10.00am   Keynote: Te hīkoi tahi | Designing the Future of Public Libraries
Penny Hulse,  MNZM, Former Deputy Mayor of Auckland and a Local Government Specialist.

Introduced by Louise LaHatte, Principal Advisor Arts, Culture and Heritage for Connected Communities, Auckland Council Libraries.

Sponsored by: Bolinda | Borrowbox

Penny is currently serving on the board of Kāinga Ora and the independent panel reviewing the Future for Local Government. What are the next steps?

 10.45am  Round Table Discussion and Open Sharing: Delegates have an opportunity to discuss the topics raised by the speakers. Q & A
Penny with Louise open up the discussion to include delegates and invite their views.
 11.00am  Networking & Refreshments  


 Bolinda advertorial  

Senior Managers' Panel Discussion: Leadership Under Duress
What can we learn from those managers who have faced major community upheavals? How are we to manage divisions within our communities and remain a welcoming accessible space? 

Introduced by Carolyn Robertson, Head of Libraries and Information, Christchurch City Libraries.

Join Carolyn and panel members as they share their thoughts, on what it takes to be a Future Leader.
Panel: Laurinda Thomas,(Library Manager, Wellington City Library), Nicola Saunders (Library Manager, Napier Libraries) and Tangimeriana Rua (Manager Lifelong Learning, Whakatāne District Libraries), Daniel Lewis (former, General Manager, Digital Operations, Casey Cardinia Libraries).

 12.45pm  Farewelling the Past and Introducing the Future with Chair-Elect Rob Baigent   
 1.00pm  KAI: Lunch & Networking  
 2.00pm  SOLUS Advertorial 

Strategic Topic: Library Services Amongst the Rise of Globally Connected Communities: Exploring the Role of Conversational AI and the Role Library Leadership Needs to Play

Guest Speaker: Daniel Lewis, former General Manager, Digital Operations, Casey Cardinia Libraries, Victoria, Australia

Introduced by Tangimeriana Rua, Manager Lifelong Learning, Whakatāne Library, and Exhibition Centre.

Sponsored by: SOLUS

Join Daniel as he explores the challenges and opportunities of transforming libraries in the global connected world. We will discuss the negative impact of disconnected services, the rise of conversational AI, and the shift that needs to happen to engage with globally connected communities.

 2.45pm  Round Table Discussion and Open Sharing: Delegates have an opportunity to discuss the topic and then share with colleagues. Facilitated by Tangimeriana with Daniel.
 3.00pm  Networking and Refreshments  



Library Tour
Auckland Central City LibraryTāmaki Pātaka Kōrero

Tour the multi-level library in the heart of Auckland’s central business district.
Discover our kohinga and resources and learn about the facilities and services we offer. Home to the Sir George Grey Special Collections, these heritage items and resources include significant New Zealand publications, Shakespeare’s first folio, a William Blake manuscript engraved by the poet himself, as well as maps, music, whakaahua, ephemera and valuable rare books.

Bookings essential, to allow Auckland library staff to offer a tailored tour experience.

Auckland Council Libraries Map

5.00pm  Pre-Dinner drinks The Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland
 6.00pm  Wheelers Delegates Dinner 

Join us in celebrating Hilary’s time as Executive Director and have a final hurrah before returning home.
 9.00pm   Approx. Finish  


Date/Time   Session   Content
 08.30am  Delegates Breakfast/Karakia - blessing
 08.55am  Peter Pal Advertorial 
9.00am   National Library Presentation: NZLPP Mahi 
Guest Speaker: Rachel EssonDirector of the National Library New Zealand with Mark Crookston, Manager, Content and Collections

Introduced by PLNZ Regional Rep, Chris Hay, Manager Tūranga, Christchurch City Libraries

Learn all about the mahi produced from the New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme (NZLPP). What have been the findings? How does this help our understanding of future leadership?
 9.45am Local Government New Zealand presentation: NZLPP Mahi
Guest Speaker: Marion Read, LGNZ policy advisor
Marion will join Rachel and Mark to present new research: libraries as a vehicle for public service delivery.
 10.15 am  Round Table Discussion & Open Sharing: Delegates have an opportunity to discuss the topic and then share with colleagues.

 10.30am Wheelers Advertorial 
 10.35am   Stand up Regional Reports: Regional Reps: Lisa Salter (Far North & Auckland), Tangimeriana Rua (Waikato/Bay of Plenty), Lois Haddon (Central North Island), Tiffany Rawlings (Wellington, Wairarapa), Chris Hay (Upper South Island), and Anne-Maree Wigley (Lower South Island)

Introduced by Anne- Maree Wigley, Dunedin City Libraries

Always a highlight of the National Forum's programme. Get the gen from around the regions and celebrate our mahi!

 11.30am  Networking & Refreshments  
 12.00pm James Bennett advertorial 
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Strategic Topic: Witch Burning in the 21st Century: Dangerous speech, misogyny, and democracy.
Guest Speaker: Kate Hannah, Director and Founder, the Disinformation Project.

Introduced by: immediate past PLNZ Chair, Dyane Hosler, Library Manager Puki Ariki New Plymouth.

Sponsored by: Peter Pal

Kate Hannah is a cultural historian of science and technology who has extensive experience in research translation, strategic communications, policy development, and community engagement. Her research interests include gender, 'race', eugenics, colonisation and white supremacism in historic and contemporary science and technology cultures and subcultures.

 12.45pm  Round Table Discussion & Open Sharing: Delegates have an opportunity to discuss the topic and then share with colleagues.
Facilitated by: Dyane with Kate.

 1.00pm  Networking & Lunch  
 2.00pm   Strategic Topic: Making the world a better place.
Guest Speaker: Echo Janman, Manager Community Hub Central City at Auckland Council.

Introduced by Lisa Salter, Kaipara District Libraries

An advocate for innovation and thought leadership, Echo has worked with and for communities for the best part of 20 years. Her work at Auckland Council allows her to usher in digital solutions for online community connection [Read more]
 2.45pm  Round Table Discussion & Open Sharing: Members have an opportunity to discuss the topic and then share with colleagues. Echo is very keen to hear what other libraries are doing in their regions around the country.
3.00pm   Last words & Closing Karakia  
 4.00pm   Close

Note: This programmme was accurate at the time of publication and may be subject to unforeseen changes.

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