TELSIG Journal Discussion Group – all welcome!

Announcing the first meeting of the year for the Christchurch TELSIG Journal Discussion Group. Read on for details of venue, and the discussion topic. Go on! You know you want to!

When: Tuesday, 24 January, at 5.30 pm.

Where: UC Central Library, Level 2, Room 210 (see floor plan below)

Parking is free after 5 pm, but people should not park in ‘reserved’ parking spaces.

The closest car park is the Science Road car park (see map below).

Entry is from Ilam Road via Science Road. (Please note that there is currently no entry to campus via University Drive from the Clyde Road end).

Everyone is welcome to come to the TELSIG Journal Discussion Groups. They are a great way to meet and mingle with fellow librarians, motivate yourself to read LIS literature and  learn new ideas to take back to your workplace, and you don’t need to be a member of LIANZA or TELSIG, or a tertiary librarian to attend. A bonus is that if you are professionally registered, it’s a great way to fill in an activity or two in your revalidation journal. Keep reading for the discussion topic for our next meeting.






The journal article and questions for discussion are as follows:

Greenland, K. (2013). Negotiating self-presentation, identity, ethics, readership and privacy in the LIS blogosphere: a review of the literature. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 44(4), 217-225.

Discussion questions:

  • Do you write a blog? If so, why? What about? Is it private or public? Is it personal or for your job?
  • Do you read blogs? If so, why? What are they? How do they help you professionally?  If not, why not?
  • Can you maintain your privacy if you write publicly?
  • Are you, as blog author, accountable for the comments on your blog entries? Should they be mediated by you to ensure you control the content?
  • Do you agree that publicly blogging as a librarian, means you potentially are representative of all (or a subset of) librarians as a result of your writing? If so, how might this affect what you write?


If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Caroline Anderson




Social Media with DK in Christchurch

Registrations close Thursday 26 January. Spaces are filling up fast so get in quick to reserve your spot!

DK ( will be running two classes on social media on 28 February in Christchurch.  For more information on the courses visit LIANZA’s website here.

Social Media Fundamentals Presentation – 75mins beginning at 11 am (Maximum 40)

Member price: $50          Non-member: $75

Social Media Curation Masterclass – 2.5 hrs beginning at 1pm  (Maximum 14)

Member price:  $150      Non Member: $225

This is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge base and maybe learn a few new tricks and tools, or build on what you already know about social media.