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Library Kaiāwhina

Support for tauira Māori across the University of Otago Libraries

Mihi from the Library Kaiāwhina

Ko Maungapōhatu te māunga
Ko Tauranga te awa
Ko Mataatua te waka
Ko Tūhoe tōku iwi
Ko Ngāti Raka tōku hapu
Ko Tātaiāhape tōku marae
Nō Te Waimana ahau
Ko Marni tōku ingoa

Kia ora, my name is Marni and I have lived in Ōtepoti | Dunedin since 2000. I have worked on campus for 15 years, as the Māori resources library assistant, a client services lending assistant and a secondment to the Hocken library | Uare Taoka o Hākena for a few months. In my free time I volunteer at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum and The Waikouaiti Heritage Coast Centre. Anything to do with Heritage or Museums I am in. Ka kite.

My contact details are:
Email or Tel +64 3 479 7827

Tēnā koutou katoa
Ko Mopanui te maunga
Ko Moana-nui-a-kiwa te moana
Ko Ngāti Pākehā te iwi
No Ōtepoti ahau
He kaimahi au I te Whare Pukapuka Pūtaiao (Puu tai ao)
Ko Nicky Dever toku ingoa.
Nō reira,
Tēnā koutou, Tēnā koutou katoa
Hi, I’m Nicky, Subject Librarian and Library Kaiāwhina for the Sciences.
I’ve worked in lots of different libraries and I really love Science.  I come originally from Dunedin but have lived in various other places like Christchurch and Japan. In my spare time I like binging on foreign language crime dramas on Netflix and eating potato chips.
Please reach out if you need help or have any questions related to using the library, citations, reference management (like Endnote) and any other information related enquiries.
Email Phone 8919 or drop by the Health Sciences Library.

Tēnā koutou katoa,

I tipu ake au ki Ōtepoti me Waihōpai.
Kei te kite au ki te awa Manuherikia.
Ko Moana nui-a-kiwa te Moana.
Kei te noho au ki Ōtepoti.
Ko Ngāti Pākehā te iwi.
Ko Knapp rātou ko Lindsay ko Cato ko Bochel kā whanau.
He kaimahi au i te whare pukapuka whaiora.
Ko Lynne Knapp toku ingoa,
Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa.

Hello, my name is Lynne Knapp. I have lived in Dunedin for most of my life, but spent some of my earlier years in Invercargill. I’ve been working at the University of Otago for many years in a variety of roles. Most of this work has been based in the University of Otago Libraries. My current role is as subject librarian for the School of Biomedical Sciences.

I enjoy helping students to find useful material for their courses and to navigate library resources. I am the Library Kaiāwhina for the Health Sciences Library. So please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance (email or ring +64 3 479 7410).

Lynne Knapp

Tēnā koutou katoa

I whānau au kei Te-Whanganui-ā-Tara, ā, i tipu ake au i raro iho i te maunga o Makara, i te taha o te awa o Karori. Ko Ōtepoti toku kainga inaianei.
Ko Kōtimana rātou ko Ingarihi, ko Huitana, ko Wiwi, ko Tiamana, ko Airihi, ko Pākehā te iwi.
Ko Alexander Ritchie toku ingoa.

Kia ora! I'm Alexander, one of the Library Kaiawhina for the Humanities.

I descend from scots, english, irish settlers and migrants, some of whom made their home in Ōtepoti | Dunedin. After growing up in Te Whanganui-ā-Tara | Wellington, I moved to Ōtepoti two decades ago to complete my study and now live with my partner and two children in the north of the city.

I work as a Subject Librarian based in the Central Library, supporting Languages and Cultures; English and Linguistics; Music, Theatre and Performing Arts; Media, Film and Communication. I have also worked at Te Uare Taoka o Hākena | Hocken Collections, and in the OU Science and Robertson / Education libraries.

I am here to help, and can offer Library support around finding, using, evaluating, and referencing stuff for your study and research. You’re welcome to visit me on the first floor of the Central Library, or to get in touch via phone - +64 3 479 7827  or email

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa.

Alexander Ritchie
Tēnā koutou katoa. 
I tipu ake au ki Taranaki. Ko Ōtepoti toku kainga inaianei. Ko Pākehā te iwi. Ko Megan Vaughan toku ingoa.
Kia ora, my name is Megan and I am one of the kaiāwhina for commerce. 
I grew up in Taranaki but have spent my whole adult life here in Dunedin. I worked at the Hocken Collections for many years before starting my current role as a subject librarian for Commerce (Accountancy and Finance, Information Science, and Entrepreneurship) and Te Tumu.  
I enjoy helping students with finding relevant material for their research, using library resources and referencing. You are welcome to visit me in person in the Law Library on the 8th Floor of the Richardson Building, or you can phone or email me: 
Tel +64 3 479 8915 

Kia ora!

Nō Ngāti Pākeha mātou ko tōku whanau. Nō Ōtautahi ahau. Ko Scott tōku ingoa.

I’m Scott and I’m the Library Kaiāwhina for Commerce and Subject Librarian for Accountancy and Finance, Tourism, Marketing, Information Science and Economics.

I grew up in Christchurch but moved to Auckland as a teenager. My whanau moved to Dunedin in January 2019 and I started work at the University of Otago Library. Before that I was at AUT (Auckland University of Technology) Library.

I’m here to support you on your academic journey. For Library support around research, resources, data, reference management, etc. My office is in the Law Library in the Richardson Building on the 8th floor. Feel free to visit or contact me via phone or email.
Tel +64 3 479 7155

Scott Venning


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