Instruction & First-Year Experience Librarian
Kia ora! I was born in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand); and am Ngāti Paoa Māori. My academic credentials include a BA in Social Sciences from Auckland University of Technology, and a Master of Library & Information Science from the University of Washington Information School. My pronouns are She and They.
I joined the Gleeson Library | Geschke Center in the Fall of 2019. My previous experience includes circulation, instructional design, and outreach work at a variety of public and academic libraries; as well as volunteer work for organizations including Books to Prisoners. I have designed and delivered workshops on Mātauranga Māori, Cultural Humility, and Digital Pedagogy for a variety of audiences.
Professionally, my research interests include examining the diversity "pipeline", retention efforts, and curriculum within library & information science; Critical Librarianship (#critlib); and the lived experiences of Māori and Indigenous library workers. I am committed to applying equitable, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive policies and practices for library users and workers. I learn best in community and strive to make my teaching content as collaborative and accessible as possible.
My personal interests include birdwatching, trying to catch 'em all in Pokémon GO, and admiring art throughout the city.