The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

 

Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC)
Ngā Kaiwhakamārama i ngā Kohikohinga Kōrero

Nau mai, haere mai ki te pae tukutuku o Ngā Kaiwhakamārama i ngā Kohikohinga Kōrero.

Welcome to the Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC).

LIAC is a statutory body whose role is to advise the Minister of Internal Affairs, whose portfolio includes responsibility for the National Library of New Zealand, about the latest developments and opportunities within the library and information sector.  Find out more about our legislative mandate, terms of reference, and our current commissioners . We have a specific requirement to address Mātauranga Māori, and we have created a position statement to help focus our thinking.

We meet four times a year, and have an annual programme of topics we are watching and reporting on.  Our reports to the Minister are confidential, but meeting agendas are available on this site.  We link our agendas to public contextual documents that we discuss and use in our work.

To deliver effective advice to the Minister, we meet regularly (both formally and informally) with other groups and stakeholders.  We are always interested in hearing from other voices within the field, so please get in touch with any commissioner if there’s an issue you think should be on our radar. See contacts.