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Lynley Stone
Information Consultant


New Zealand

Ph (09) 849 8274
Mobile (027) 290 2843

Lynley's background


Lynley established The Information Workshop in 2001, building on her experience as a librarian and library manager within the University sector.

She has been heavily involved in the provision of professional education for librarians and archivists since 2001 and been active in a range of professional associations and networks.


Postgraduate DipLibr (Victoria University of Wellington, 1990), upgraded to MLIS (2003).

BA (University of Auckland, 1986)

Associate of LIANZA (ALIANZA)

Registered Member of LIANZA (RLIANZA)



The Information Workshop (2001 – present)

Library Educator

Auckland Tutor/Senior Tutor, School Of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington (2001-2010)

Adjunct Faculty, Information and Library Studies, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand (2001-present)

Librarian / Library Manager
Customer Service Manager, University of Waikato Library (1998-2000)

Tamaki Campus Librarian, University of Auckland (1994-1998)

Deputy Fine Arts Librarian, University of Auckland (1990-1994)

Reference/Interloan Library Assistant, General Library, University of Auckland (1987-1990)

Professional Association membership

LIANZA including Research SIG, TelSIG, CatSIG, SLIS North

Member - LIANZA ResearchSIG Committee (2010- present)

Professional activities

Interim chair - ANZSI NZ, North Group [Australasian Society of Indexers], (2004)
Chair - LIANZA Hikuwai (Auckland/Northland) Branch Committee (2002-2004)
Coordinator - LIANZA Hikuwai Temporary Employment Register (2002-2004)
Member - LIANZA Hikuwai Branch Committee (2001-2004)
Co-convenor - How The Other Half Works Law Libraries Seminar (2002)
Member - LIANZA Taskforce on Information Literacy (1996-2003)
Member - Information Literacy Auckland Group (ILA) (1996-2003)
Co-convenor - Information Literacy Workshop, Tamaki Campus (1997)
Member - LIANZA Next Strategy Working Party (1995)
Participant - Aurora Leadership Institute (1995)
Library staff representative - Association of University Staff, Auckland Branch (1991-1995)

Publications & conference papers

Stone, L. (2013). LIANZA Careers Survey 2012

Stone, L. (2007). Future directions for information services in New Zealand. In A. Fields and R. Young (Eds.). Informing New Zealand: Libraries, archives and records (pp. 217-225; 5th ed). Lower Hutt: Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

Stone. L. (2004). Is there a “New Zealand” reference interview style? Library Life 286, 11-12.

Stone, L. (2003). The Kate Edgar Information Commons at the University of Auckland. Library Life 283, 14-15.

Stone, L. (2003). An investigation into the time management behaviours and attitudes of New Zealand library managers in the tertiary, public and legal sectors. Unpublished MLIS research project. Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.

Stone, L. (2002). How the other half work 1: Law librarians. Library Life 272, 18-20.

Stone, L. (2001). Don't wait till the front door's upgraded. [New Zealand Government Online website]. CIO 22, 38-43.

Stone, L. & LIANZA Taskforce on Information Literacy. (2000). User education and information literacy in New Zealand : A country paper. In COMLA Seminar 2000 : User Education for User Empowerment. Christchurch New Zealand, 19-20 October 2000. Christchurch : Commonwealth Library Association.

Stone, L. Information literacy and user education : The similarities and the differences. Paper presented at The Tertiary Alliance Information Literacy Workshop, Hamilton New Zealand, 25 Sept 2000.

LIANZA Taskforce on Information Literacy [co-author]. (2000). LIANZA's Taskforce on Information Literacy. Library Life 245, 9-10.

Jones, E. & Stone, L. (2000). Making connections. [Information Literacy in New Zealand Libraries]. Library Life 245, 11-13.

LIANZA Taskforce on Information Literacy [co-author]. (2000). Where we're at: The status of Information Literacy in the education sectors. Library Life 245, 14-15.

Stone, L. (2000). Information Literacy sites [Internet column]. Library Life 245, 30-31.

Stone, L. (1999). The LIANZA Taskforce on Information Literacy: Project update. Paper presented at The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa Conference, Auckland, 11 November 1999.

Stone, L. (1991). Undergraduate reader education : a review of periodical literature, 1979-1989. Wellington : Dept. of Library and Information Studies, Victoria University of Wellington