Friends and advisors
The library has strong connections to many groups as a contributor, and is in turn informed by other groups and societies. This is a list of our key friends, advisors, and supporters.
The Friends of the Turnbull Library is an incorporated society promoting public interest in the Alexander Turnbull Library and supporting its activities.
Te Komiti Māori is an advisory group to the Chief Executive/National Librarian, providing advice on the National Library’s strategic direction.
The Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection aim to foster interest in the National Library's three children's literature collections, and in the development of children's literature.
When the NZ Cartoon Archive Trust ended its shared running of the NZ Cartoon Archive with the Alexander Turnbull Library in 2005, the Guardians committee was established.
The board sets the direction of Kōtui, a shared library management and resource discovery service available to New Zealand public libraries on subscription.
LIANZA (the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa) is the professional organisation for the New Zealand library and information services sector.
The School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa supports school library staff by providing a national voice for the school library community and advocating for improved library facilities and professional development.
The National Oral History Association of New Zealand Te Kete Korero-a-Waha o Te Motu fosters professional standards in oral history and brings together those interested in oral history.
New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials Pū Manaaki Kahurangi is a professional organisation for conservators employed in libraries, museums, archives, art galleries and private practice in New Zealand.
Te Whakakaokao is the Ngā Upoko Tukutuku Reo Māori Working Group, responsible for updating and maintaining the list of Māori Subject Headings.
ARANZ (the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand) is an incorporated society with the aim of promoting the understanding and importance of archives and records in New Zealand, and is the professional organisation for New Zealand archivists and recordkeeping professionals.
The Endowment Trust manages and builds funds and makes grants which assist the Alexander Turnbull Library and advance understanding of New Zealand. It is an educational and charitable trust formed in 1934 to endow the Library with special funds to strengthen the Library's research collections and its research and development activities for the benefit of New Zealanders.