Friday, August 29, 2008

Professor Lawrence Lessig at LIANZA 2008

The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) continues to attract supurb keynote speakers to their annual conference. This year Professor Lawrence Lessig will be speaking.
The full conference program can be found here.

I was very fortunate to attend LIANZA conferences in 2005 (Christchurch) and 2006 (Wellington). Actually the motivation for this blog was to record my experience of the 2006 conference. Based on just those two experiences, I highly recommend attendance at LIANZA conferences for Australian librarians. The range and quality of speakers is excellent and well-balanced, the organisation is seamless and I felt a very real and warm sense of community amongst the NZ library community.

Now I realise it is very difficult to obtain employer support to travel overseas (unless you're the CEO), but NZ is such a great place to holiday, and there are some truly world class libraries to visit, so it may be worth exploring a holiday alongside the conference.

Best wishes to those fortunate enough to be going this year!

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