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Dr Spencer Lilley PhD, MA (Hons), DipLibr, FLIANZA

Senior Lecturer

Te Putahi-a-Toi

Dr Lilley has primary research interests in Māori/indigenous information behaviour,  and the impact of new technologies on traditional Māori knowledge structures,  His teaching focuses on New Zealand race and ethnic relations, indigenous research methodologies and how information technology is contributing to innovation in the organisation, dissemination and expression of indigenous knowledge.  He identifies as a bi-cultural New Zealander, with affiliations to Te Āti Awa, Muaūpoko, Ngāpuhi, Samoa and the United Kingdom.He has 30 years experience in libraries and academia and has published in several leading national and international journals and delivered research presentations at several major international conferences.

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: 1.02, Te Pūtahi a Toi
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2011)
  • Master of Arts (Hons) - University of Auckland (1987)
  • Diploma in Librarianship - Victoria University of Wellington (1988)
  • Fellow of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa - Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (2010)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Indigenous Information Access

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Education (130000):
Human Information Behaviour (080703): Information And Computing Sciences (080000): Library and Information Studies (080700):
Race and Ethnic Relations (160803): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Keywords

Dr Spencer Lilley is a Senior Lecturer (Māori Education) and Associate Head of School at Te Pūtahi a Toi.  He identifies as a bi-cultural New Zealander, with affiliations to Te Āti Awa, Muaūpoko, Ngāpuhi, Samoa and the United Kingdom.  Dr Lilley's main areas of teaching are related to race and ethinic relations, indigenous research methods, and the interface between indigenous knowledge and information technology.  His research focuses on Māori information behaviour, bicultural evaluation, and the impact that social media has on race relations discourse in New Zealand.  He is highly regarded in the national and international library and information studies research community, having been the recipient  of  awards from Fulbright - Nga Pae o te Maramatanga and the Claude McCarthy Trust.  In the last quarter of 2015, Dr Lilley was appointed as the Dodson Visiting Professor in Indigenous Information at the School of Library, Archical and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia, Dr Lilley has had his research published in leading national and international journals and has presented and shared his work at major international conference and leading universities.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Lilley, SC. (2016). Te Whiti o Rongomai and the resistance of Parihaka. MAI Journal. 5(1), 94-96Retreived from http://www.journal.mai.ac.nz/
[Book Review]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2015). Aboriginal and Visible Minority Librarians: Oral Histories from Canada - Edited by D. Lee, and M. Kumaran.. Library Review. 64(4/5), 393-394
[Book Review]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2015). Matters of the heart: a history of inter-racial marriage in New Zealand by Angela Wanhalla. SITES: a Journal for South Pacific Cultural Studies. 12(1), 185-188Retreived from https://sites.otago.ac.nz/Sites/issue/view/37
[Book Review]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2015). Ka Pō, Ka Ao, Ka Awatea: The interface between epistemology and Māori subject headings. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. 53(5-6), 479-495
[Journal article]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC., & Paringatai, T, . (2014). Kia whai taki: implementing indigenous knowledge in the Aotearoa New Zealand library and Information Management curriculum. Australian Academic & Research Libraries. 45(2), 139-146 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/uarl20
[Journal article]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2013). Māori career information seeking. MAI Journal. 2(1), 33-45 Retrieved from http://www.journal.mai.ac.nz/sites/default/files/Vol%202%20%281%29%20025%20Lilley.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2013). A bicultural evaluation of New Zealand public library websites. New Zealand Library and Information Management Journal. 53(1) Retrieved from http://www.lianza.org.nz/resources/lianza-publications/nzlimj/bicultural-evaluation-new-zealand-public-library-websites
[Journal article]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2012). The Impact of Cultural Values on Maori Information Behaviour. Libri: international journal of libraries and information services. 62(4), 377-388
[Journal article]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2012). The impact of cultural values on Maori information behaviour. Libri: international journal of libraries and information services. 62(4), 377-388
[Journal article]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2012). Die Maori in Neuseeland / Māori in New Zealand. BuB: Forum Bibliothek and Information. 64(10), 701-704
[Journal article]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2012). Māori information sources and services: Delivering a reference course that meets the needs of Māori clients. The Reference Librarian. 53(1), 67-75
[Journal article]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2010). Ngā Kupa Ora Book Awards: A review article. He Pukenga Korero: Journal of Maori Studies. 9(2), 51-55
[Journal article]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2009). The marae as an information ground, Information behaviour in everyday context. : University of Washington, Information School
[Internet publication]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2008). Information barriers and Māori secondary school students. Information Research: an international electronic journal. 13(4) Retrieved from http://informationr.net/ir/index.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Lilley, S.

Book

Lilley, SC. (2016). Ko Aotearoa tenei: indigenous cultural and intellectual property rights in Aotearoa New Zealand.. In C. Callison, L. Roy, & G. LeCheminant (Eds.) Indigenous Notions of Ownership and Libraries, Archives and Museums. (pp. 107 - 125). Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter
[Chapter]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Gaston, NM., Fields, A., Calvert, P., & Lilley, SC. (2016). Raranga te kete aronui: Weaving social and cultural inclusion into New Zealand library and information science education. In U. Gorham, NG. Taylor, & PT. Jaeger (Eds.) Perspectives on libraries as institutions of human rights and social justice. (pp. 373 - 398). Bingley; U.K.: Emerald Group Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2014). The social information grounds of Māori secondary school students. In . Bilal, D, & . Beheshti, J (Eds.) New Directions in Children's and Adolescents' Information Behavior Research. (pp. 191 - 216). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
[Chapter]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2013). Te Rōpū Whakahau: Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa: celebrating 20 years 1992-2012.. : Te Rōpū Whakahau
[Monograph]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2013). Te Rōpū Whakahau: Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa: celebrating 20 years 1992-2012.. : Te Rōpū Whakahau
[Monograph]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC., & Roy, L. (2012). “Balancing access to knowledge and respect for knowledge: Librarian Advocacy with Indigenous Peoples’ Self-Determination in Access to Knowledge. In J. Lau, A. Tammaro, & T. Bothma (Eds.) Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge. (pp. 163 - 189). Munich: De Gruyter Saur
[Chapter]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC., McFall-McCaffery, J., & Marsters, M.(2009). Pasifika Librarians and Information Managers: catching the Pacific wave. Auckland: Pasifika Information Management Network
[Authored Book]Authored by: Lilley, S.

Thesis

Lilley, SC. (2011). The information seeking behaviours of Maori secondary school students. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Lilley, S.

Report

Black, TT., Jenkins, M., Bennett, AL., Lilley, SC., Christensen, IS., Hemera, RR., . . . White, CJ. (2004). Matua Reo Kaupapa Report. Matua Reo Kaupapa Working Party.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Bennett, A., Lilley, S., Palmer, F., White, C.

Conference

Lilley, SC. (2015, November). Whakapapa: genealogical information seeking in an indigenous context. Presented at 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. St Louis; MO.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2015). Whakapapa: Genealogical information seeking in an indigenous context. In A. Grove (Ed.) Proceedings of the 78th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Information Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community. (pp. 1 - 8). Silver Spring, Maryland: Research in and for the community, Proceedings of the 78th ASIS&T Annual Meeting.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Tomlins-Jahnke, H., Lilley, S., Styres, S., & Zinga, D. (2014, May). Virtual Relations: a transnational exploration of Indigenous Education within Distance Delivery Modes. Presented at The World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education. Oahu, Hawaii.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jahnke, H., Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC., Jahnke, H, ., Styres, S, ., & Zinga, D, . (2014, May). Virtual relations: a transnational exploration of indigenous education within distance delivery modes.. Presented at World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Styres, S, ., Lilley, SC., Zinga, D, ., & Jahnke, H, . (2014, May). E-Learning in Indigenous Contexts: Tensions, Challenges and Contradictions. Presented at Canadian Society for the Study of Education XLII Conference. St Catharine's, Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jahnke, H., Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC., & Paringatai, TP. (2014). Kia whai taki: implementing indigenous knowledge in the Aotearoa New Zealand Library and Information Management curriculum. IFLA Library. : IFLA WLIC 2013 - Singapore - Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC.(2012). Introducing awareness of indigenous knowledge paradigms; IFLA Core Elements. Paper presented at the meeting of http://iflaindigenousknowledges2012.ok.ubc.ca/Purpose.html. Vancouver, Canada
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2011, April). Tikanga Māori and information seeking. Presented at 2011 Te Ropu Whakahau Hui-a-tau. Te Ore Ore Marae, Masterton.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2011, June). Library services to indigenous students in New Zealand/Aotearoa. Presented at The Tribal College Librarians’ Institute. Bozeman, Montana.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC., Roy, L., & Luehrsen, V. (2011). Indigenous knowledge in agriculture: American Indian tribes and Maori communities support indigenous agricultural lifeways. Proceedings of the 77th International Federation of Library Associations General Conference and Assembly. San Juan, Puerto Rico: 77th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions General Conference and Assembly
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC., Roy, L., & Luehrsen, V. (2011). Models in Information Literacy Delivery Including Programmes for Maori and Pasifika Students at New Zealand Universities. Proceedings of the 77th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Conference and General Assembly proceedings of the 77th. San Juan, Puerto Rico: 77th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Conference and General Assembly
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2010, March). Ngā Kupu Ora Book Awards: An overview of the kaupapa. Presented at 2010 Te Ropu Whakahau Hui-a-tau. Onuku Marae, Akaroa.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC., & Field, S L, . (2010, November). 3M Award for Innovation in Libraries: Ngā Kupu Ora: reclaiming Māori literature. Presented at LIANZA Centennial Conference: At the edge = Te Matakāheru. University of Otago, Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2010, November). Information seeking behaviours of Māori secondary school students.. Presented at E Tipu, E Rea: Engage, Learn, Inspire: Inaugural Library & Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa Ikaroa Region Weekend School. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2010, November). Tikanga Māori and information behaviour. Presented at Library & Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa Centennial Conference: At the edge = Te Matakāheru, Dunedin.. Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2010, August). Framing indigenous knowledge: New Zealand's challenge to IFLA. Presented at Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Indigenous Matters, 76th IFLA Conference. Gothenberg, Sweden.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC., & Roy, L. (2010). ΤSupporting reading skills of Native children: creating an atmosphere for reading.. Copenhagen: Libraries in a multicultural society-possibilities for the future
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2008, September). Information barriers and Maori secondary school students. Presented at 8th Information Seeking in Context Conference. Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC.The last crusade: Māori cultural and intellectual property rights. Washington D.C.: Cultural Heritage and Living Culture: Defining The U.S. Library Position on Access and Protection of Traditional Cultural Expression
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC.Information, indigeneity and identity: the information seeking behaviour of Māori secondary school students.. In Information Research: an international electronic journal Vol. 13
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Lilley, S.

Other

Lilley, SC. (2015, December). To decolonize or indigenize: transitionising for the information professions. In School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Zinga, D., Styres, S., & lilley, SC. (2015, October). Perspectives on design and delivery of e-courses for indigenous students. In Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, St Catherines, Ontario.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.Contributed to by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2015, October). From the dark into the light: taking control of Māori educational success.. In Indigenous Education Network, Ontario Institute for the Studies of Education / University of Toronto.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2015, October). Ki te po, ki te ao marama: the Māori educational journey. In University of British Columbia Department of Anthropology and the Musqueam Nation Cultural Centre Seminar Series,.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2015, September). Ki te ao Marama: indigenous knowledge and the New Zealand library and information professions. In School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia. Presented at School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Jahnke, H., Lilley, S., Styres, S., & Zinga, D. (2014, May). Engagement in Virtual Spaces. Perspectives on E learning in Indigenous Contexts.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jahnke, H., Lilley, S.
Jahnke, H, ., & Lilley, SC. (2014, May). Māori perspectives on higher education. In Brock University, Department of Child and Youth Studies..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jahnke, H., Lilley, S.
Jahnke, H, ., & Lilley, SC. (2014, June). Indigenous pedagogies and information in virtual spaces.. In University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jahnke, H., Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2012, November). The role of information in Māori education.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2011, June). “Does information come with an indigenous flavour?". Presented at University of Texas at Austin School of Information.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2008, November). The new net catches the next wave: recruitment and retention of Māori and Pasifika library and information professionals. : University of Texas at Austin School of Information.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.
Lilley, SC. (2008, September). You've got to give if you want to receive: research in a Māori environment. Presented at University of Washington Information School Research Seminar.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lilley, S.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 2 0

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Krystal Warren - PhD
    Ipurangi: Online Environments and Implications for Tikanga Maori Development
  • Sue Dow - Doctor of Education
    E tipu ana te mana tangata: supporting transformational and pedagogical leadership development to enhance the quality of Maori students' learning in bicultural schools

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