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


At LIANZA we love hearing from our members, so please, don't be a stranger!

If you're in town and feel like popping in, do it! We've always got some great coffee on and we'd love the chance to have a chat with you. 

Another way of staying in touch with us is through our social media channels! We're on Facebook Instagram and Twitter - we'd love it if you gave us a follow! 

 For general enquiries, you can find us here:

+64 4 801 5542 (phone)
PO Box 12212, Thorndon, 6144
Ground Floor, 79 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011

Have a media enquiry? Contact our Communications Manager Julia de Ruiter on 027 812 9597

Otherwise we are:

Joanna Matthew – Executive Director

Joanna has a varied background in not-for-profit management, manufacturing, and health. At LIANZA she has the privilege of maintaining our external relationships, handling sponsorship, delivering on key projects, supporting Council, and providing oversight to the team. We refer to her as My liege, Illustrious Leader, Boss Lady, and Big Cheese. She means business, but she has a heart of gold.

Currently reading: The Speed of Dark by Emily Moon / 027 284 3733


Julia de Ruiter – Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Julia has a background in public libraries and social media. Her role at LIANZA includes 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: Being Mortal: Medicine and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande / 027 812 9597



Jess Davidson - Office Administrator

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: Girl on the train by Paula Hawkins


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