Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa

Meet the Office

You might be surprised to know that the LIANZA office consists of three people - that's right, lucky number three. Here we are:

Ana Pickering – Executive Director (head honcho)

Ana has a varied background in science, education and not-for-profit management.  She is excited about the future of libraries in the post-digital age, the importance of libraries to build community, and the vital role they play in social development and equity.  At LIANZA, Ana is chief-wrangler working alongside our committed Council and with the support of the rest of the LIANZA office team to deliver on business as usual and key projects. 

Currently reading: The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell / 022 601 5542

Julia de Ruiter – Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator (comms genius)

INFJ - Julia has a background in public libraries and social media. Her role at LIANZA is super exciting (cool beans!), including running our social channels, producing publications and content, management of key relationships and communications with our members. Julia is an incurable stationery addict and a proud cat lady!

Currently reading: Educated by Tara Westover / 027 812 9597

Jess Davidson - Office & Membership Administrator (design guru)

INFJ - Jess is our resident genius when it comes to admin and design. She brings mad skills from the Massey Design course and we look forward to seeing her apply them to Library Life (oh snap she already has and it's now the bomb). With a tonne of experience in customer service and management, Jess is always available to help! She loves a good green curry but eats weird snax at her desk.

Currently reading: The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison


Current Postal Address:
National Library of New Zealand
Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
PO Box 1467
Wellington 6140


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