By Graeme Oke, As well as libraries, I can talk for hours about bikes and biking.
Faculty Librarian and Acting Team Leader (Science, Technology and Engineering) La Trobe University. Melbourne (Bundoora), Australia.
As a child I was introduced to public libraries and borrowing. Whilst in primary school I set about setting up a newspaper clipping of car reviews with indexing. In my teenage years I fully indexed with cross referencing my brothers and then my car magazine collection. I did okay at school and progressed to University to do a science degree and one of my first real jobs was as a research assistant at a University. Whilst in this role I did the library work for the research team. In my degree one lecturer forced us to use the new age CD-Roms to research and to use computers to type up assignments, so I could adapt this to searching for articles and being the library go between for the research team. I tried for library jobs, but without the qualification no go. Did the qualification and after a few positions was at the right place at the right time to get an entry level Science Librarian job at a new campus of Victoria University … the Melbourne one for NZ readers.