Curating Māori Resources


What You Learn:
Learn to create a curated selection of Māori resources.

Delivery Method:
Online, at your own pace.
120 minutes.
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  • Would you like to learn more about the wealth of online Māori resources and how to share them with your library community but don’t know where to start?
  • Do you want to explore online Māori Resources for your own personal development and learning?
  • Do you want to create greater value for readers through reading lists, libguides or current awareness services?
  • Do you want to become the trusted filter and source of valuable and relevant information for your library community?

If you answered ‘YES’ to at least one of these questions then Curating Māori Resources is for you.
This course introduces the concept of digital or online content curation and applies it to the everyday work of library and information professionals using Māori resources as an example.
Curating Māori Resources simplifies content curation into three stages.

  1. Seek: Find and select the best content for your audience.
  2. Sense: Analyse and make sense of the content by including comments and putting it into a context that is relevant to your audience.
  3. Share: Give the best content to your audience in a format that they can easily digest and use.

Curating Māori Resources focuses on the creative element of digital literacy and can be taken in conjunction with other digital literacy courses, or on its own.
This course is delivered online and is self-paced.

Learning Outcomes

Engaged learners who complete all the course content and activities will improve their ability to:

  1. Recognise how the Curation Blueprint can be used to make the most of curating information in online spaces.
  2. Purposefully find and select content that creates value for the intended audience.
  3. Put content into a context that creates value for readers.
  4. Share content in a format that is easy for readers to digest.
  5. Apply the techniques introduced in the course to the learner’s everyday work as a library and information professional.

Course Facilitator

Sally PewhairangiWith over 15 years’ library experience, Sally has worked in a range of libraries and through her business, Finding Heroes, is on a mission to encourage more “dare to do different” conversations amongst New Zealand library staff as she believes there is so much we can do together, as individuals, to make our lives easier and of greater relevance to our customers.


Sally has curated a variety of resources including Recent Māori publications published in 1994. More recently and significantly Sally spent three years curating the Daily News for New Zealand librarians on her Finding Heroes blog.


Sally has written more than two dozen articles for LIANZA's Library Life and is an Aurora Alumni. Sally has tribal links with Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-ā-Māhaki and Whakatōhea.