Tuesday 19 May

Students looking at books in library

Building a responsive collection for your school library


Monday 4 May 2020 to Friday 12 June 2020


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.

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


Monday 18 May 2020 to Friday 26 June 2020


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


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


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