Destined To Be A Librarian

By Sarah Gallagher, CHC – DUD – DUB – LON – CHC – AKL – TRG – DUD. These are the cities I’ve worked in as an information professional. I think I was always meant to be a librarian; I read voraciously as a child and always collected bits of ephemera where ever I went. I have…

Dreams Do Come True

By Ursula Loots, I had to wait 23 years and transplant from South Africa for my dream to come true. As a little girl the library was my play place as my mother was the librarian of the public library in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. She moved on and became the librarian at one the world’s top 20…

20 Year Journey

By Michelle Sutherland, Information hunter / gatherer? Twenty years ago I decided I wanted to be a librarian; I loved collecting and collating information, researching, and helping people find information.  I secured a week’s work experience during the school holidays at the local regional public library, which led to paid after-school and weekend work as a library…

Mothers Know Best

By Heather Taylor, Passionate about Public Libraries! When I was 17 I finished my 7th form year at school, I was disillusioned with school and desperately looking for my dream job.  I was going to work in a Lab – I’d studied science all the way through school with this end in mind.  Applied for jobs left,…

Around The World And Back To The Library!

By Lis Marrow, a meandering librarian. My very first job was putting the books away at Epsom Library in Auckland.  I was about 12 and I progressed from 50c an hour to the princely sum of $1.50 in just a couple of years of afternoons after school…..I have always loved books.  I remember my mother reading…