Ms Amanda Ward
BAppSc(InfoLibSc) (Curtin), GradDipIMS (Monash)
Archivist & Librarian
Amanda Ward joined the St Mark’s team in December 2022, taking responsibility for the College’s extensive Archive which documents the history of the College, and assisting Pirjo Rayner with various Library needs, including cataloguing. She is also working with colleagues on projects to improve the College’s information management, and to review our Library and Archives needs for the long term.
After a ten-year period in public libraries, Amanda worked as a Librarian at the Parliamentary Library of South Australia, and for four and a half years as Librarian, Archivist, and Information Manager at Adelaide Zoo. She has also worked as a Business Analyst at the University of Western Australia.
Amanda’s professional interests include unearthing and preserving history through archives, storytelling for community and individual wellbeing, harnessing technology to make resources more accessible and enjoyable, storytelling through data visualisation, and helping others develop a passion for reading.
Amanda can be found in the archives office or the library and is always happy to help students find the information they need, to recommend a great book, or to assist in any other way that she can.