Karina, a recent graduate with a master’s degree in information studies has a background in client services, project management and communication technologies. She has worked in non-profit organisations, various library sectors as well as private companies. She is currently the regional coordinator for the ALIA New Graduates Group in Tasmania.
When she’s not ‘working’, Karina enjoys bushwalking, travelling , taking photographs, and looking after the 5th Wiggle – a very cute (yes she’s biased) almost 4 year old son.
After living in Melbourne for close to seven years, Mel has moved back to New Zealand and has taken up the role of Emerging Technologies Subject Librarian at Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology). Recently retired as the ALIA New Graduates Group National Convener, Mel is passionate about the library industry and fostering engagement. After attending NLS4 as a newly minted Librarian and presenting to the supportive sandbox of NLS5, it was time to give something back. Mel joined the NLS6 Marketing committee in order to help to attract the best delegation and ensure the success of NLS6 and into the future.
In her spare time Mel enjoys good food, exciting beer, cycling and much more!
Twitter – @melchivers
Megan moved sideways from the publishing & bookselling worlds, via a brief stint at a not-for-profit social services agency, into the world of libraries in 2005. Since graduating in 2006, she’s worked in a variety of roles in public libraries.
Megan has recently shifted from Christchurch (NZ) to Auckland (NZ), and currently works as a Senior Collections Librarian in a large public library system. She’s passionate about supporting emerging librarians and encouraging new graduates to go forth and set the world alight with great ideas and enthusiasm.
When she’s not at work, she’ll probably be travelling, collecting ideas, taking photographs, learning to knit (again), tramping the hills, drinking coffee, hanging out with friends, or doing a combination of all of these things!
Twitter – @megingle