The Partnership Between Communities And Librarianship

Library staff want communities to succeed, not libraries.

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Taking The Long Road To Becoming A Librarian

By Angus – I like reading. I never thought I’d be a librarian as a child – I had other ideas like becoming a vet or a journalist.  However I was the head librarian at school and always enjoyed reading and going to the library.  My mother has worked in a public library for many…

From Computers To Books Or There And Back Again

By Bookman – I’ve been everywhere man. After going to University and completing a degree in computer programming I worked for a year customizing windows 3.11 for workgroups. Bored at doing this locked away in a room by myself I then got a job as library assistant at Hastings Public Library. I have never looked…

Smiling At The Issues Desk

By Thea Prenzler,  from Dental Hygienist to Library Technician in two easy steps. Hello, did you know that Dentists used to have the highest suicide rate in the world. My theory was, that was because they generally ripped off their customers and treated their staff appallingly! So after twenty years, enough was enough and I went…

I Wanted To Set Up A Library In Africa

By Elsemieke Wishart, I loved reading to my children when they were young and I want to pass on that love of reading to other children, even children in Africa. I’m from Canada and this is how I became a librarian. I always thought it would be fun to work in a library and when…