Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Good news for RLIANZA members

Memorandum of Understanding between LIANZA and CILIP on Reciprocal Qualifications.

If you are a registered librarian then read on!

LIANZA and CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), the United Kingdom’s largest professional body for information professionals have signed a reciprocal agreement at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden.

This means if you hold an MCLIP or RLIANZA you are assured of reciprocal recognition in New Zealand and the UK respectively. This enhances your employment prospects should you be on a working holiday or wishing to migrate.

RLIANZA holders will remain accountable for ensuring that their qualification is current to LIANZA requirements to continue practising in UK roles requiring Chartered Membership of CILIP, and vice versa.

This is great news and indicates the value of the RLIANZA beyond our shores.

Senga White
SLANZA President


  1. This is indeed good news. I am very pleased that this has happened. It makes it considerably more worthwhile to be RLIANZA as a school librarian. Thanks to those who organised and co-ordinated this initiative.

  2. This is great news..if only I was young again and could hive off on my OE again. It was so difficult it was to get a library job outside London, way back in the 70s now it should be a breeze. Thank you to the pwers that bee who have been doing all the negotiating