Robert Sullivan - Biography

Award-winning poet, author, and former librarian Robert Sullivan is a UHM assistant professor of English. He belongs to the Māori tribes Nga Puhi, Kai Tahu and Ngati Raukawa. He was previously the Library Manager of Māori Services at the University of Auckland Library /Te Tumu Herenga which was the first Maori library information service at a university in New Zealand. In 1995 he created the subject-based collection of Māori web resources, Nga Matatiki Rorohiko, which subsequently became the Māori subject component of the National Library of New Zealand's Te Puna web directory. He was a foundation member of the Māori librarians' network Te Ropu Whakahau and was on the steering committee of the first International Indigenous Librarians' Forum held at the University of Auckland in 1999. Photo by Mathew Borgois