4 Dec 2022

Allison Dobbie of LIANZA

From Standing Room Only, 2:49 pm on 4 December 2022
Allison Dobbie

Allison Dobbie Photo: supplied

Right now the country's public libraries want to have an even bigger role in their communities - in particular, actively helping schools to support the education of our tamariki.

LIANZA - the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa - is planning a submission to the Future of Local Government Review.  Librarians see this as the best chance they have to ring in some much-needed changes.

Lynn Freeman spoke to retired librarian, Allison Dobbie who's leading LIANZA's submission, first asking her about local bodies' current financial support for libraries around the motu.