School Libraries in Aotearoa New Zealand — survey reports

Read reports from an ongoing series of national surveys about school libraries in Aotearoa New Zealand. The survey series started in 2018.

About the surveys

The School Libraries in Aotearoa New Zealand surveys are a collaboration between the National Library of New Zealand Services to Schools, the School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) and the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA).

Through these surveys, we aim to add to our existing evidence base about the nature of school libraries in New Zealand. The surveys help inform our organisations as we prioritise, plan and deliver services to school libraries. The information gathered through the surveys helps us establish a common understanding with stakeholders about:

  • the current make-up of the school library workforce
  • expected changes in the school library workforce
  • trends relating to school library collections and resources
  • school investment in library collection development.

We also ask other questions each year to respond to specific information needs. For example, we added questions about the impact of COVID-19 in the 2021 survey.