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Council of New Zealand University Libraries (CONZUL)

The Council of New Zealand University Libraries (CONZUL) is a committee of Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara and as the collective leadership of New Zealand’s academic libraries provides a national perspective and expertise related to academic libraries.


  • Commits to Te Tiriti o Waitangi through partnership with tangata whenua, to support Māori education and research.
  • Acts collectively to enhance the value and capacity of our university libraries.
  • Boldly leads and innovates in the delivery of services and facilities for our communities.
  • Creates environments that enable our communities to build and share knowledge that has real-world impact.

Strategic priorities

Strategic Priorities 2022–2025 (.jpg)


Open Access

Universities New Zealand—Te Pōkai Tara has released an Open Access Statement on behalf of New Zealand's eight universities. It acknowledges the rights of Māori and other indigenous groups to determine the appropriate avenues for their data, and sets out the determination of member universities to continue to pursue open access. 

The following documents have been produced for or by CONZUL:

Key UNZ contact

Committee members

  • Sue Roberts, Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland (Chair)
  • Kim Tairi, AUT
  • Michelle Blake, The University of Waikato
  • Linda Palmer, Massey University
  • Trish Wilson, Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington
  • Kat Cuttriss, University of Canterbury
  • Roger Dawson, Lincoln University
  • Mike Wall, University of Otago