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LIANZA event An evening with Ilona Kish

Ilona took the stage to speak of her current projects as the Director of Public Libraries 2020. She spoke of her key areas of focus:

Building positive perceptions and increasing the visibility libraries for policy makers. Sadly many policy makers haven’t set foot in a library for 10-20 years.

Help librarians connect internationally – to build on the sensibility that it’s really important to talk to people outside of your back yard, leverage your resources, find and connect with others. Keep a sense of what’s going on in your bigger picture.

Some of the challenges Ilona’s considering are:

What will happen to Public Libraries 2020 after Gates Foundation funding ends, they’re spending $150 million over 5 years there is only one of those 5 years remaining.

Hope to capture all the learnings of the last 4 years and make sure they’re picked up by the next generation.

Ilona Kish

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Top of the web – February 2018

Kia ora. Here’s our summary of the webpages, blog and social media posts that were popular in February.

Website pages

There were 303,108 page views in February. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

More Waitangi Day and Treaty related posts and pages were high in this month’s rankings, as was the Lunar New Year page (12th place), and Sparks (16th). People were also looking for information on preschool storytimes as those sessions started back for the year.

February’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in February on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 129,184 page views in February on Flickr. It now has a total of 7,256,581 views.

Top on Twitter

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#PeakLibrarian ^DR

Christchurch wastewater system under pressure – please delay showers, washing, and doing dishes. #CycloneGita  ^DR

Sing it, sisters! And yes, we have The Royal We here in Christchurch, New Zealand.  ^DR

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If you want a role that allows you to be a change agent, showcase your leadership skills, and take Christchurch on a new adventure of connectedness – we want to hear from you! We are looking for our new Central Library Manager – Tūranga. Applications close on 8 March. Find out more about working with us at Christchurch City Libraries. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/jobs/ ^Donna

Newsline have taken some wonderful photos of Tūranga (New Central Library). You can see more progress pics here: https://www.flickr.com/…/christchurc…/sets/72157652379561694 or check out the webcam http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/central/index.htm. ^Donna

Latest photos from our new building on Cathedral Square. We’ve got windows now! See more photos on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/…/christchurc…/sets/72157652379561694 ^Moata

If you are interested in how we derive our rankings, we measure page views on our website, organic reach for Facebook posts, and impressions for tweets.

Top of the web – January 2018

Kia ora. Here’s our summary of the webpages, blog and social media posts that were popular in January.

Website pages

There were 270,812 page views in January. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Also in the top pages: Treaty Zone for kids (13th) and RBDigital Magazines (22nd).

January’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in January on the website:
Summer holiday activities – January Donna
Best (& Worst) Children’s Books of 2017 Kim
What’s a young person to do this summer?! Dan
Waitangi Day in Christchurch and Canterbury – Tuesday 6 February 2018 Donna
Read Aloud. Change the World – Thursday 1 February is World Read Aloud Day Valerie
Customers relaxing in the Attic Coffee House, 123a Cashel Street: Picturing Canterbury Simon

Photos on Flickr

There were 83,037 page views in January on Flickr. It now has a total of 7,127,397 views.

Top on Twitter

We have 4801 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

Sound the #newtitles klaxon! @MicheleACourt’s new book How We Met. Coming out in March from @HarperNZ Find out more #AotearoaReads ^DR

We have 64 jobs on offer – at Tūranga (New Central Library) and other libraries in our network. Applications close next week so get in quick! We are looking for librarians, media studio specialists, library assistants and more. ^DR

And here’s the modern view via Google ^MT

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Youthtown Christchurch is putting on six week after-school Learners Licence Workshops (for ages 16 to 18) from 12 February at our libraries in Bishopdale, New Brighton, Upper Riccarton (and also in Linwood). Find out more and register to get a spot!
https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/youthtown-learners-licence/ ^Donna

Join us at the Margaret Mahy Family Playground from 9.30am to 11.45am on the next 4 Tuesdays. Full library services are on offer, and at 10.00 and 11.00 there will be a storytimes session of songs, rhymes, bubbles, and a story by Margaret Mahy.
https://christchurch.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=margaret%20mahy This will be outside if the weather is good – or inside the van if the weather is cold or raining. ^Donna

Want to work at Christchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga-o-Ōtautahi? We have 64 jobs on offer – at Tūranga (New Central Library) and other libraries in our network. We are looking for librarians, media studio specialists, library assistants, and more.
https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/jobs/ Applications close next week so get in quick!

If you are interested in how we derive our rankings, we measure page views on our website, organic reach for Facebook posts, and impressions for tweets.

Top of the web – December 2017

Kia ora. Here’s our summary of the webpages, blog and social media posts that were popular in December.

Central Library Peterborough Christmas
Central Library Peterborough Christmas, Flickr 20171204_083627

Website pages

There were 226,330 page views in December. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Also in the top pages: Summertime Reading Club (19th), RBDigital Magazines (21st) and Christmas parades in Christchurch (40th).

December’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in December on the website:

Best reads 2017 Donna
The whale is back Simon
The 12 days of Kete Christmas Karen G
Best book covers 2017 Donna
Have yourself a very library Christmas Donna

Photos on Flickr

There were 77,173 page views in December on Flickr. It now has a total of 7,044,360 views.

Top on Twitter

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Meri Kirihimete! from Shirley Library!  Lovin’ their #bookface style greetings. ^DR

Frankenstein was first published 200 years ago today – 1 Jan 1818, and its author Mary Shelley was 20 years old. ^DR

The whale is back! New Brighton’s new Beachside Playground opens next week, and here’s a delve into the history of that famous, beloved whale. ^DR

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Ultramarathon runner Vajin Armstrong regularly runs between 160km and 200km per week! Emily interviewed him about running, meditation, and books ahead of this weekend’s Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt Mountain Runhttps://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/beyond-the-marathon-ultramarathoner-vajin-armstrong/ ^Donna

The New Brighton Christmas Parade is on this Saturday 9 December. See Santa arrive on the beach, then enjoy the parade. Our New Brighton team will be taking part. Check out our pics of previous parades. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/christmas-parades-in-christchurch/#NewBrighton Subscribe to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/661476190712962/ ^Donna

A special #bookface Meri Kirihimete from the team at Shirley Library. ^Donna

If you are interested in how we derive our rankings, we measure page views on our website, organic reach for Facebook posts, and impressions for tweets.

Top of the web – November 2017

Kia ora. Here’s our summary of the webpages, blog and social media posts that were popular in November.

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre
Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, Wednesday 15 November 2017. Flickr BI-2017-11-15-IMG_7794

Website pages

There were 248,808 page views in November. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

November’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in November on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 77,980 page views in November on Flickr. It now has a total of 6,967,187 views.

Top on Twitter

We have 4763 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

Note to self: Len Lye exhibition at @ChchArtGallery finishes this weekend, so make sure to grab a visit & revel in its magic. ^DR

Went to a community meeting today, and was asked “Where is your Kardashian cover?”
We love @invlibrary. ^DR

Remember the 5th of November. #Parihaka was invaded on 5 November 1881. ^DR

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Sending Love is a initiative that’s all about sharing aroha this festive season. Write a Christmas card to elderly people who might be feeling a bit lonely.https://sendinglove.co.nz/
Seven of our libraries have drop off boxes for Sending Love. Drop them off by Thursday 14 December, and make someone smile.
https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/news/sending-love-write-christmas-cards-for-local-elderly-people/ ^Donna

Talofa lava. UCArts welcomes you to “Decolonise your tongue” – an evening of Pasifika culture as part of the 2017 Oceanic Memories Conference. This is a free event with special guests; Tusiata Avia, Daisy Lavea-Timo, Victor Rodger, Sudesh Mishra, and Tina Makereti. ^Donna

Kia ora. We have 3 library jobs open – 2 Community Learning Librarian positions (one at New Brighton and one at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre), and a Libraries Learning Specialist at South Learning Centre. https://www.cccjobs.co.nz/search-result?search=cvid-707e7
Applications close 3 December. ^Donna

If you are interested in how we derive our rankings, we measure page views on our website, organic reach for Facebook posts, and impressions for tweets.