Kathryn Oxborrow

Non-Māori librarians’ approaches to Mātauranga Māori: A sense-making study.

Kathryn Oxborrow
Kathryn Oxborrow, PhD student

Email: Kathryn.Oxborrow@vuw.ac.nz

Supervisors: Professor Anne Goulding and Dr Spencer Lilley

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Kathryn moved to New Zealand from the UK in 2010 and has held posts at the National Library of New Zealand and Hutt City Libraries. Before this she worked at the UK Department of Health’s library and, prior to her postgraduate study, at the University of Reading Library. Kathryn is passionate about the information professions, and proactively participates in promoting professional development. She is actively involved with LIANZA and held the office of Chair of the Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui (Wellington) region for two years. Kathryn also had a role of Senior Tutor for Information Studies programmes, providing administrative, tutorial and teaching support for the post-experience Information Studies programmes.


BA (Hons) in Linguistics and Communication Studies, University of Reading, UK; MA (Distinction) in Librarianship, University of Sheffield, UK

Research interests

Kathryn's current research looks at how library and information professionals in Aotearoa are meeting registration criteria and the perceived impact on professional practice in the area of bicultural librarianship.