May 2020

Woman in white coat moving the arm of a record player to start a record playing.

The essentials of oral history research, Day 2: Recording seriously — Christchurch

Cancelled

Saturday 2 May 2020, 8:45am to 4:30pm

Ground floor, Tūranga, Christchurch

The Alexander Turnbull Library is offering our popular introductory oral history workshops. This two-day workshop is for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects.

Part of: Essentials of oral history research — Christchurch

Students looking at books in library

Building a responsive collection for your school library

Full

Monday 4 May 2020 to Friday 12 June 2020

Online

A great school library collection requires good management and planning. Learn about the collection management cycle. Discover how to involve teachers and students to build a school library collection that meets their needs.

Woman in white coat moving the arm of a record player to start a record playing.

The essentials of oral history research, Day 2: Recording seriously — Wellington

Cancelled

Saturday 16 May 2020, 8:45am to 4:30pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

The Alexander Turnbull Library is offering our popular introductory oral history workshops. This two-day workshop is for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects.

Part of: Essentials of oral history research — Wellington

Teacher holding up an inquiry resource (a paua shell) to a class of students with their hands up

Inquiry learning: The role of resources to inspire and inform

Full

Monday 18 May 2020 to Friday 26 June 2020

Online

Discover more about inquiry learning and how resources, library collections, programmes, and services can inspire and inform teaching and learning in your school.

Selection of books, letter, photo and papers from the Wilcox family collection.

Connecting to the collections

Cancelled

Tuesday 19 May 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Want to know more about the collections and services of the Alexander Turnbull Library and National Library of New Zealand? Keen to learn how you can connect to the collections and use them in your research or publication? Then these talks are for you. Connecting to Collections talks are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (February to November)

Conservator talking to woman about a family treasure.

National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic

Cancelled

Tuesday 19 May 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Do you want to learn more about looking after your precious family taonga? Following some Connecting to Collections sessions we hold Conservation Clinics where you can learn more about the preservation of your treasured items-from physical books and papers to digital materials.

If Jazz Were a Crime

If jazz were a crime: Representations of jazz in 1920s New Zealand print media

Tuesday 19 May 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Online — RSVP

What if jazz was a crime? In the 1920s jazz was many things to many people — including a crime against good music and good morals. Join Dr Aleisha Ward in exploring representations of jazz in New Zealand’s print media and how these affected the conception of and attitudes toward jazz in 1920s New Zealand.

Part of: NZ Music Month 2020

Māori performers standing around a drum kit.

Māori Showbands: Turning up the volume.

Thursday 28 May 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Online — RSVP

Interested in Māori Showbands? Join Louise Kewene-Doig (Waikato, Maniapoto) as she shares her PhD research journey as a daughter of a Māori Showband member, including stories and histories from Māori performers of the 1960s.

Part of: NZ Music Month 2020

Jazz dancing

Sex, drugs and jazz! Jazz emotions in New Zealand’s jazz age

Friday 29 May 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Online — RSVP

Long before there was sex, drugs, and rock and roll, there was sex, drugs, and jazz. Join Dr Aleisha Ward in exploring the subversive nature of jazz in 1920s New Zealand. We will delve into why jazz was controversial and how it became inextricably linked to sex, drugs, and other immoral activity during the 1920s.

Part of: NZ Music Month 2020