Librarians of Aotearoa

School Librarians of Aotearoa: Fiona Mackie

Two-time judge of the Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, Fiona Mackie is an excellent person to have in charge of reforming your library. This is very lucky for Pinehurst School, where Mackie has worked for the past three…

School Librarians of Aotearoa: Greig Daniels

New Zealand’s school librarians are passionate, engaged professionals who know how to get students of all ages and reading levels into reading. Greig Daniels is the Library Manager at Tokomairiro High School Library, in Otago. Iā€™m currently the librarian at…

Book List: Queer & Trans Books for Schools

Young adults who are part of gender or sexual minorities may be in need of extra support in school environments. We asked School Library Assistant Cathy-Ellen Paul to help equip school staff to be their champions, including in the reading…

School Librarians of Aotearoa: Kirsty Adam

New Zealand’s school librarians are passionate, engaged professionals who know how to get students of all ages and reading levels into reading. Kirsty Adam is the Library Manager at James Hargest College, and also shares the role of President of…

School Librarians of Aotearoa: Clare Forrest

New Zealand’s school librarians are passionate, engaged professionals who know how to get students of all ages and reading levels into reading. Clare Forrest works at Raroa Normal Intermediate, and is the sixth librarian featured in this segment. I have…

School Librarians of Aotearoa: Adrienne

New Zealand’s school librarians are passionate, engaged professionals who know how to get students of all ages and reading levels into reading. This, by Adrienne Browne of Te Wharekura o Ruatoki ā€“ the longest-running bi-lingual school in New Zealand ā€“…

The anatomy of an illustrator: Cat Chapman

Cat Chapman is an Auckland freelance illustrator, having discovered her skills whilst doing a course in picture-book illustration with Sandra Morris. Her illustrations have a relaxed, friendly feel, with welcoming characters you might recognise, places you might go. She has…

School Librarians of Aotearoa: Ebenezer Moses

New Zealand’s school librarians are passionate, engaged professionals who know how to get students of all ages and reading levels into reading. This, by Ebenezer Moses of Tamaki College, is the fourth in our series about the School Librarians of…

School Librarians of Aotearoa: Julia Smith

New Zealand’s school librarians are passionate, engaged professionals who know how to get students of all ages and reading levels into reading. This, by Julia Smith from Kerikeri High School is the third in our series. I am a qualified…

School Librarians of Aotearoa: Kimberley

New Zealand’s school librarians are passionate, engaged professionals who know how to get students of all ages and reading levels into reading. This, by Kimberley Atkinson, is the second of our monthly spotlights on inspirational school librarians. I am the…