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

Anne-Maree Hapgood and Brydie Genrich

Following a career in the retail book selling and publishing industries, Anne-Maree has spent the past 10 years at Peter Pal working with public library services to understand and address their collection development and budget-management needs.

Through her experience working with numerous clients, including Christchurch City Libraries and Brisbane City Council Library Service, Anne-Maree has developed an intimate understanding of the needs and challenges faced by collection managers in public library services.

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WHEELERS | Gold Sponsor
Proudly sponsoring the Celebration Dinner at Te Ara Ātea

Paul Du Temple

With over 20 million books sourced from around the world, Wheelers offers librarians incomparable service: comprehensive searches from both local and international publishers, offering you the best price and earliest release date. Wheelers facilitates easy selection, generous discounts, plus processing and cataloguing services.

Wheelers develops innovative solutions which suit the individual needs of Public Libraries.  Wheelers’ eBook library platform, ePlatform, is live in more than 21 countries and over 2,000 Schools and Public Libraries.

Paul is a good friend of PLNZ. Drop by his stand to have a chat, he’s available to answer any queries you may have and to update you with what’s new at Wheelers.

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JAMES BENNETT | Premium Silver Sponsor
Proudly sponsoring our Pre-arrivals drinks at The Foundation Café

Nikki Shaw & Rod Riley

James Bennett’s focus on innovation is evident in our range of products and services that continue to grow and evolve in line 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 entire lifecycle of books in your library, from seamless discovery & acquisition to maximising loans during peak demand periods. James Bennett also offer sustainable options for the withdrawal and discard of items at the end of the cycle.

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

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Discover more about our range of innovative Products here.

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

Sarah Parsons & Natasha Boyd

Sarah 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. Sarah holds a strong affinity with literature and learning and was delighted to pursue her role with BorrowBox | Bolinda.

Natasha Boyd was a secondary school teacher and coordinator for 11 years before opening two independent bookstores with her husband in Melbourne, Victoria. After 11 years embracing the book trade world, she sold the business and made the move to join Bolinda in 2019 as their Borrowbox digital content expert.

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FE TECHNOLOGIES | Premium Silver Sponsor
Proudly sponsoring our Keynote and workshop session (Day one)

Avin Lee Shinn Hwa

With over 10 years’ experience in RFID technology and extensive knowledge within the library space, FE Technologies has cemented its position as the premiere provider of integrated library RFID solutions.

With a deep-rooted passion for libraries, FE Technologies offers a configurable suite of innovative software and hardware. Our equipment is designed to enhance, automate and modernize library circulation functions, providing self-service to users, efficient staff management, a high level of security to protect your valuable collection and a fast inventory solution. Our proven systems—trusted by over 500 library groups comprising of more than 1100 sites across four continents—will integrate seamlessly with your LMS system, guaranteeing collection integrity.

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INT.WORKSPACES | Silver Sponsor
Proudly sponsoring the XX session
Martin Cornes (no photo) and Clark Beatson

Int.workspaces is a New Zealand owned, family orientated business that has been operating for over 30 years. Since 2012, under the leadership of our Managing Director Martin Cornes we have concentrated our extensive experience in furnishing commercial, public and education spaces on libraries.

We’re focused on meeting the current and future needs of libraries and learning centres, providing everything a 21st century library needs. Our extensive website is backed up by an exceptional team that places a very high emphasis on customer service, from the smallest purchase to a complete library design and fitout. We are focused on pushing boundaries and moving with Libraries into the future and have developed several Mobile Libraries to help you reach out to your people where they need you. We are also committed to finding more sustainable products to help reduce our footprint and in turn the footprints of your libraries.

Clark Beatson is now in his fifth year with int.workspaces, bringing his previous ten years’ experience in library shelving and furniture to our team. Through his extensive travelling around libraries across the country he has met many librarians and has gained a good understanding about the modern library and their specific needs and challenges. Clark and Martin are looking forward to meeting you all again at the PLNA National Forum.

We love libraries!

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SIRSIDYNIX | Silver Sponsor
Proudly sponsoring the XX session

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.

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EXHIBITORS | Bronze sponsors

Anis Ali & Gail Pervan

Gale has been partnering with New Zealand Libraries through the EPIC consortium since it was launched.

Gale is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organisation of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates and maintains more than 600 databases that are published online, in print, and as eBooks.

Gale Primary Source archives include Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, Making of the Modern World, The Making of Modern Law and the National Geographic Virtual Library.

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Veronica Steincke & Christopher Andrews

Veronica is passionate about helping customer focused organisations enhance their service offering through technology. With over 28 years’ experience providing solutions to customers Veronica enjoys and values her many long-term customer relationships. She now proudly leads Intelligent RFID Solutions as the CEO Commercial leader with experience working with LG and working closely with Libraries delivering RFID projects of all various sizes.

Chris holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering as well as over 16 years of experience with RFID technology and designing and delivering complex Automated Material Handling Systems. He is an expert in the RFID Technology Field and works collaboratively with Architects, Builders, IT departments and customer facing staff to ensure the very best project outcome for all customers.

Visit the Intelligent RFID 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.

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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.

Visit the SOLUS website here

Chris Luxmoore

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.

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Chris Luxmoore

National Library
Joan Simpson and Paula Banks

Joan Simpson is the Business Development and Operations Manager for Kōtui and the Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK). These two services are provided to public libraries throughout New Zealand by the National Library. The goals of Kōtui and APNK are to make the work of running a library service easier and more cost-effective. Kōtui offers a shared library management system and discovery layer, while APNK provides a high-speed internet service and computer hardware for use by the community. Both services have been operating for over a decade, with a dedicated 7-day service desk supporting staff in member libraries. Joan has been in the role since 2018.

Paula Banks manages EPIC (Electronic Purchasing In Collaboration) the national e-resource purchasing consortium managed through Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa – National Library of New Zealand. Through EPIC, Paula negotiates group licences to electronic resources to provide consortium member libraries with access to e-content at more favourable rates than they would be able to achieve individually. Paula has been in the role since 2009.

Joan and Paula will be available on the National Library stand  for questions on Te Puna, EPIC, Kōtui and APNK.   Joan will have an APNK chrome book on the stand operating via a WINGLE if you are interested in checking it out.

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