Asia Pacific Regional Council

Helen Thomas

Associate University Librarian, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha/University of Canterbury

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas currently serves as Pou Turarua at the Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha. This position is responsible for strategic management of research services plus acquisition, cataloguing, and discovery. Her work history is in collections, technical and research support services in university libraries in Cymru | Wales and Aotearoa | New Zealand. Professionally, she has a keen interest in library systems, most recently, looking at bias in computer systems and the challenges of countering in-built technical bias. She enjoys working on projects and changes where relationships are built and knowledge shared on how to improve outcomes for our users and to enhance our professional expertise. 

Member institution

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha/University of Canterbury

New Zealand

Term end date: 31 October 2025