Top of the web – May 2018

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

Website pages

There were 388,311 page views in May. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Other popular pages: Matariki (22nd) and Tukutuku panels (26th).

May’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in May on the website:

In proof that demand for Matariki information is high in May as well as June, the following 2017 posts were the most popular of May 2018.

Photos on Flickr

There were 134,300 page views in May on Flickr. It now has a total of 7,605,126 views.

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Happy to report we have poet & writer @langleav’s works in our collection now, for you to explore. ^DR

Kia ora from your trusty Twittertroopers DR and MT #maythe4thbewithyou  #MaytheFourthBeWithYou #StarWarsDay

The @ngaiomarshaward Best Crime Novel longlist is out now – & it’s a scorcher. The ten nominees include @stellduffy @annaleese_j & @PaulCleave. Say Yeah to Noir. #yeahnoir ^DR

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We have A LOT of full and part time library jobs on offer. Most applications close next week so get in quick. Roles include: Youth Librarian, Children’s Librarian, library assistants, Pasifika Librarians, Marginalised Community Liaison, and shelvers. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/jobs/ ^Donna

There will be technology, and yes there will be books, and more. Now we can happily report there will be yummy food and drinks for you to enjoy when you visit. Your new central library Tūranga will have a café and espresso bar split between its ground and first floors. Find out more: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/2647 ^Donna

Work at Tūranga is coming along with lamellar ceilings and miles of tiles! More photos on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/christchurchcitylibraries/sets/72157652379561694 ^Moata

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Top of the web – April 2018

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

Website pages

There were 299,776 page views in April. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Also in the top pages: Anzac Day information

April’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in April on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 104.202 page views in April on Flickr. It now has a total of 7,470,826 views.

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We are v. jazzed that @arobertwebb – aka Jez out of Peep Show – is coming to Christchurch Tues 15 May (thanks @WORDChCh & @AklWritersFest). We have his brilliant book How not to be a boy (& some of his Mitchell & Webb gems). Book your tickets STAT!  ^DR

Amazing new aerial photos of Christchurch from @ChristchurchCC – this one shows ghost roads in the residential red zone.  ^DR

Tomorrow is Record Store Day, Sat 21 April – we’ve got a list of what’s on in Christchurch, NZ. For an Aotearoa-wide angle, read @dubdotdoh And @publicaddress #RSD2018 #RSD18 #RecordStoreDay  ^DR

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New jobs at Tūranga (New Central Library):
Librarian – Children (Part-Time position)
Librarian – Pasifika (Full Time & Part-Time position)
Librarian – Youth (Part-Time position)
Applications close next Sunday 22 April, 11.55pm.

Lisa used to work here at Christchurch City Libraries, and she is in the new season of Survivor New Zealand. SO EXCITING! What’s the connection between librarians and Survivor? “I think the connection is the nerdish-ness. A lot of nerds like Survivor, and a lot of nerds go super deep on really liking Survivor … I think the librarian stereotype and the survivor superfan stereotype have a lot of venn diagram overlap.”  Best of luck, Lisa! ^Donna

Latest photos from on site at Tūranga (new central library) with the exterior shaped “veils” now going up on the building. Also, it looks like some of the Southbase Construction folk must be Crusaders fans.
See more construction site photos on Flickr ^Moata

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Top of the web – March 2018

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

Website pages

There were 313,370 page views in March. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Also in the top pages: Justices of the Peace (13th) and Lynda.com (22nd).

March’s popular blog posts

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Photos on Flickr

There were 110.043 page views in March on Flickr. It now has a total of 7,366,624 views.

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“Nearly everyone I’ve spoken to about Writers and Readers so far has named you as their stand-out experience.” @e_heritage sings the praises of @NZFWriters guest @HarryGiles – here in Chch tomorrow! ^DR

Not only does  @parrisgoebel feature in the new book Go Girl, her own book Young Queen is out soon! https://t.co/3gp2I4LUWA ^DR

“A star-studded sixties cast parades through the pages of Ruby’s colourful and often disastrous life”: Fee finds #AlltheBeautifulGirl by @ElizJChurch “filled with thrills, spills and glitter.”

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Come and work with us! We have library assistant jobs at Aranui, Bishopdale, Central City, Fendalton, Halswell, Linwood, New Brighton, Sumner – applications close Sun 8 April 11.55pm  ^Donna

Remember the beautiful light displays in the Botanic Gardens in 2015 and 2016? Fabulous news! Botanic D’lights is back for 2018 and will exend to the Arts Centre’s North and South quadrangles as well as the grounds of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. It will be on for five nights from Wednesday, 8 August. Find out more from Newsline: https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/2489 ^Donna

READiscover your local park READiscover your local park this #ParksWeekMonday 12 to Saturday 17 March. 7 nature books are hidden in 7 parks near 7 libraries. Read & discover your local park and enjoy story time in the great outdoors! https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/parks-week/ Plus there are more fun Parks Week activities – a playdate with wetland wildlife at Hallswell Quarry on Tuesday 13 March, and Messy mud nature play at Bottle Lake Forest Park on Thursday 15 March. ^Donna

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Read your way into the local profession – subscribe to the Aoraki LIANZA blog

It’s well worth Ōtautahi librarians subscribing to the Aoraki LIANZA blog.  Check out some recent posts:

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

Read more of Remy’s post

More interesting recent posts:

 

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.

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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.