Use this guide to find out who provides qualifications in library and information studies in New Zealand. Contact the education providers for further information.

A more detailed summary of New Zealand library qualifications is available on the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) website.

Library qualifications - LIANZA Website

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

The Open Polytechnic is the only provider of undergraduate-level library studies, information studies, and records management programmes in New Zealand. Visit the Open Polytechnic website for information about the degrees, certificates and diplomas on offer.

Information & Library Studies – Open Polytechnic website

Victoria University of Wellington

The School of Communications and Information Management (SCIM) at Victoria University of Wellington offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees of relevance to librarians.

The Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) is a well-known professional library qualification. You can also sit papers from the MLIS degree as Certificates of Proficiency if you are a graduate librarian or information professional.

Degrees offered by the School of Communications and Information Management – Victoria University of Wellington website

Te Wānanga o Raukawa

The Diploma in Māori and Information Management (DipMIM) from Te Wānanga o Raukawa focuses on information systems to suit whakapapa-based organisations and other Māori organisations.

You need a strong motivation to become competent in spoken and written Māori to enrol for this course. Written evidence of iwi or hapū support should also be provided.

Diploma in Māori and Information Management (DipMIM) – Te Wānanga o Raukawa website