Kathryn Patterson has agreed to work on a voluntary basis in the Stout Centre Library. She is presently an independent researcher and writer and has had a long career in the New Zealand public service, principally in information management. Initially trained as a librarian, the positions she has held include Deputy Parliamentary Librarian, Director of Information Management at The Treasury, and Director and Chief Archivist at the National Archives of New Zealand. In addition to contributions to the professional literature, she co-edited with Brad Patterson New Zealand (1998), vol 18 in ABC-Clio’s World Bibliographical Series, and Ireland and the Irish Antipodes: One World or Worlds Apart? (2010).