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Meet our 2023 Sponsors

Without their support National Forum would not be what it is!

Ngā mihi nui | Thank you

WHEELERS | Gold Sponsor
Proudly sponsoring the Celebration Dinner at The Millennium Grand Hotel, Auckland

Paul Du Temple & Peter Darbyshire

With more than 10 million books sourced from around the world, Wheelers offers librarians incomparable service including: comprehensive searches from both local and international publishers, as well as the best price and earliest release date. Wheelers facilitates easy selection, generous discounts, plus complete cataloguing and processing services, with an experienced and knowledgeable team developing innovative solutions which suit the needs of Public Libraries.

Wheelers is a good friend of PLNZ. Drop by the Wheelers stand to see the team and have a chat; they’re available to answer any queries you may have and update you with what’s new at Wheelers.

Visit the Wheelers website here

PETER PAL | Premium Gold Sponsor 
Proudly sponsoring the Peterpal Coffee Kiosk

Brydie Genrich & Ed Brown

With 5 years of experience within Peter Pal working in close partnership with clients, Brydie possesses a whirlwind of knowledge and expertise in all things shelf-ready. Originating in client relationship management, she then took on the role of Production Manager, improving processes and team efficiencies drastically, after which she stepped up to fill the role of Account Manager.

We then have Ed, who is new to the Peter Pal team, however he is certainly not new to the Library supplier industry and has been a familiar face throughout his extensive career in publishing of over two decades. Ed is most known for his work with Bolinda and Wheelers and brings a wealth of expertise to his role within Peter Pal.

Many of those attending today will have met both Brydie and Ed, who together spearhead the Peter Pal team and are dedicated developing your Library service collection into one of world-class quality.

Visit the Peter Pal website here

JAMES BENNETT | Premium Silver Sponsor
Proudly sponsoring our Pre-arrivals reception at The Churchill Bar, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

Nikki Shaw & Chris Epple

James Bennett’s focus on innovation is evident in our range of products and services that continue to grow and evolve in time with the changing needs of libraries.

Our goal is to provide opportunities for libraries to foster greater community engagement and to offer solutions for the lifecycle of books in your library, from seamless discovery and acquisition to maximising loans during peak demand periods.

Our unmatched technical innovation, powerful profiling and shelf-ready services, make James Bennett your library’s essential partner.

Visit the James Bennet website here

Discover more about our range of innovative Products here.

BOLINDA |BORROWBOX | Premium Silver Sponsor
Proudly sponsoring the National Forum Lanyards & Name Tags

Sarah Parsons & Sarah Peldmanis

Bolinda is a digital content provider that offers a wide range of audiobooks, ebooks & epress content to libraries. Their commitment to high-quality content and accessibility has made them a favourite among library borrowers and readers alike.

Bolinda Digital has been providing eAudiobooks and eBooks (including digital graphic novels) to almost every Australian Library for many years. At the start of the 2022/23 financial year, we commenced supply of eMagazines and in early 2023 will be launching our eNewspaper supply. Bolinda Digital Pty Ltd has unmatched experience when it comes to delivering the best solution for eContent provision. We are now the market-leader in delivering eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines to New Zealand and Australian libraries, providing BorrowBox to the smallest library services and the largest networks. As well as supplying BorrowBox to all Australian and most of New Zealand’s libraries (over 70%), BorrowBox is the single, exclusive national solution for eBooks and eAudiobooks in both Wales and for Ireland with a 95%+ market-share of the eBook and eAudiobook market in the UK.

Sarah Parsons

“Sarah holds a strong affinity with literature and learning. She has a client management and service delivery background with fifteen years’ experience from a variety of roles in digital and technology fields. She studied sciences and geography at the University of Waikato and has always carried that love of learning. You’ll always find her with an audiobook on the go as she travels to see libraries around the country.”

Sarah Peldmanis

“Sarah is an experienced leader and has a significant work history in publishing, sales and product development roles across commercial and not-for-profit organisations. She has recently moved from Te Pūkenga heading up the Career Development team for Competenz and prior to that worked for Thomson Reuters in Account Management and Commercial Product Development.”

Visit the Bolinda website here

SOLUS | Bronze Sponsor
Session Sponsor

Brenton Hall

SOLUS is the world’s #1 Library App provider for public libraries; with SOLUS built Library Apps now in use in over 7,500 library locations on 6 continents and growing rapidly. We built the Kōtui Library Apps and have many customers across New Zealand and Australia.  

Among many great features included in the Library App is the Self-Service functionality which allows library members to be able to borrow items using their own mobile device without the need of any additional hardware.  SOLUS recently expanded its product suite to include eb#1, an Events & Room Bookings product and LUCi, our Library Discovery and Services platform. Please visit our stand to get a demo of either our Mobile App, Self-Service functionality, eb#1 or LUCi. 

Please stop by our stand to see the NEW SOLUS App which comes with a brand new user interface and a number of new features.

Visit the SOLUS website here



Shaun Brady & Janette Chin

SirsiDynix is a global leader in Library Services Platforms, Patron Discovery, Library Analytics and Consortium support.

Known best in this region for their continued work with large-scale consortia, SirsiDynix is a proud partner of the New Zealand National Library’s Kōtui shared library management and resource discovery service, as well Christchurch, Invercargill, Waipa, Whangarei, and Waitomo.

Shaun Brady – Before joining SirsiDynix, Shaun’s background was in Australian public libraries where he worked as a librarian and IT coordinator. Shaun is passionate about libraries making the most of the resources they have at hand, and demonstrating that Australian and New Zealand libraries are world leaders in cutting edge technology acceptance, usage, and experience.

Visit the SirsiDynix Website here


Chris Haines

Things are changing at lightning speed. It’s time to imagine what a library can do—what a library can be—today and tomorrow.

Libraries are competing with the best in consumer technologies and can’t afford to stick with the status quo. At bibliotheca, we aren’t just keeping up with the times, we’re inventing the future.

Through integrated technology we reimagine how libraries function, to inspire and delight all kinds of people, wherever they are: at home, on the move, or within the library walls.

bibliotheca works with over 35,000 libraries around the globe to make the library experience—physical and digital—seamless, intuitive, and inclusive. We work wonders for library staff too.

As degreed librarians and avid library users, we understand not only the unique management challenges that libraries face, but also what the future of library service will demand.

We pair global insight with strong local support, so no matter where you are, we’ve got a team nearby to help you make sure your library is ready.

Visit the bibliotheca website here

Chris Luxmoore

CAVAL Limited

Marie Robineau and Eva Varga

Marie Robineau and Eva Varga are Language Resources Lead and Library Systems Specialist at CAVAL, respectively.

CAVAL and its customers benefit from Marie's frontline knowledge and experience in the book industry in Ireland, France, and Australia and Eva's over 25 years of experience in bibliographic metadata and library systems management.

CAVAL is a trusted partner driving innovation in the library community since 1978.

Its highly skilled, multilingual team from the Language Resources department sources and catalogues community languages and ESL resources from all over the world.

The carefully curated collections are customised to local specifications and delivered shelf-ready to libraries across Australia and New Zealand.

Visit the CAVAL Limited website here

MDM Entertainment 

Corey Bancks

MDM Entertainment & MDM Print has been working exclusively with public libraries since our establishment in July 2008. Our company specialises in the supply of both Print and Audio Visual materials with or without complete shelf-ready servicing.

Through our professional shelf-ready services, acquisition support, standing order plans, stock selection services and our public library focused website for customer driven selections and ad-hoc orders, we are able to provide solutions to public library services of all shapes and sizes.

We have intentionally built our organisation to be the complete solution for print, media and entertainment needs, which is why we are thrilled to exclusively bring hoopla digital to Public Libraries in New Zealand. Hoopla is the only all-in-one digital service that seamlessly integrates seven different formats and licensing models into a single platform. Since 2013, hoopla has been revolutionising the digital Library experience for Librarians and their members across North America and we now offer this same experience to libraries and their members in New Zealand. Hoopla's 1 million titles all come with simultaneous access and are 100% pay per borrow, meaning each and every dollar your library spends on hoopla goes to patron borrows.

Visit the MDM Entertainment Website here


Chris Luxmoore & John Burns

MonitorBM produce a range of transactional software solutions that are all modular and connect to a number of LMS systems.

We have produced a range of software and hardware products which, when combined, can create a cash free Transaction Management System. Our philosophy is to offer a broad range of sophisticated and quality products, which are simple to use and affordable.

All MonitorBM products are highly configurable with extensive functionality and have optional features and modules, which may be enabled to suit any site requirements. We are committed to continuing the process of developing interfaces and associations with products and companies which provide market synergy, and to maintaining our competitive edge. Since our inception, MonitorBM has developed a reputation for manufacturing high quality products with a tradition of being reliable and fully featured transaction management systems.

Visit the Monitor BM website here

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