I’m Hana Whaanga.
I live in Wellington, the [cultural] capital of New Zealand, Aotearoa.
I identify as Maori.
I am a self-confessed library geek. I don’t just half live in libraries, I work in them and I’m passionate about information and this profession. I am excited by the intersections and possibilities there are within it, and for it. I like to write and muse a lot about all this.
I’m passionate about making information more accessible and passionate about making connections between people and the information they are seeking. I enjoy a good search and good conversations with the community.
I am a Librarian at a local medium-sized public library and a prominent volunteer for New Zealand’s Library and Information Association, LIANZA.
A separate page lists what I’m currently up to and things I’ve done since deciding that this industry is for me.
I’m a geek. What else can I say?
Generally I quite like helping people, and I believe the world revolves around good communication and great conversations. I also quite like soy-hot chocolates, though I am not lactose intolerant. I just like the taste of soy milk 🙂
My all-time, most favourite movie ever is The Wizard of Oz.
About Library.Geek the blog
I apologise here now, but the blog section of library.geek is a mish-mash of my thoughts. Some taken from an original thoughts page, some from a paper I took in the first half of 2010 where you were to keep a journal of your thoughts throughout the course. Me being me, thought this would be a great opportunity to blog my thoughts. Then I decided that I thought it’d be neat just to throw it all together, tag it, and continue writing. And so a blog is born.