From Screwdrivers To Scanners

By Jenny Gow,  a fifty something public librarian in Whangarei who finds time to go to work between horse rides. As a teenager in the seventies I knew I didn’t want to follow the usual career paths of women. Not for me nursing, teaching or office work. I had to do something different. That’s how…

My Pathway To School Librarianship

By Trish Webster, I work as the library manager of the largest school in the country, a challenging and stimulating job that I love. My pathway was made up of a combination of serendipitous happenings (right time / right place), and lots of hard work and study.  I began by volunteering in my local primary school library…

The Windy Road I Took To Get To My Career

By Justin, I’m a big and tall Library Assistant with the Hutt City Libraries. I’ve got a love of digital, technology, pop culture, books and sharing my interests. Like a lot of members of the library community I spent my childhood in love with books, I was a library assistant in high school and spent…

Stumbled Into Librarianship, Or Was It Innate?

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…

Better Late Than Never

By Lisa Pritchard, Lifelong learning librarian. Much to my mother’s despair I always had my nose in a book.  I’d walk to and from school reading; hide a book under my desk when I was supposed to be listening to the teacher….  If I couldn’t get my hands on a book or it was taken off me…