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Jeremy Langley

Jeremy Langley, Digital Services Coordinator at Kapiti Coast District Libraries on his passion for Libraries and Librarians and advice to those interested in a career as a Librarian. 

A Q&A with Librarian Jo Barnes: 

Abigail Willemse

Down the rabbit Hole: Abby's Adventures in LibraryLand

In this fun animation, new Information Professional Abigail Willemse takes us on her learning journey from distance learning study, gaining valuable knowledge of the profession through work experience, and volunteer positions to landing her first dream job at the library. Spolier Alert: You will be inspired. 

Christine Busby

Christine Busby, Library Manager at Te Puke on how she found her way into libraries

Christine got her start in libraries as a volunteer at Whakatane Library and after deciding a career in library and information management was for her, she moved to Wellington to study towards her Masters in Library and Information Studies at Victoria University of Wellington while working at the Parliamentary Library. 

Where do you work/job title?

Kia ora. I work at Unitec Institute of Technology Library where I am Customer Services Assistant based at Waitākere campus.

Q&A with University of Auckland staff member Claudia Adams

We asked Tauranga Hospital Library Librarian Raewyn Adams a few questions about her library journey

I knew that whatever I would end up doing, it would be very different from what I had done before – an exciting prospect.

Expressions of Interest: Curriculum and Assessment Writers

New Zealand needs a strong core of professionally qualified librarians, archivists and records and information managers with the skills to lead us into a vibrant future.

The ladies had told us of large murals painted on building walls in Napier central. So off Lis and I drive in the vague direction of Napier central. By luck (rather than map skills) we found the CBD…hmm murals are hard to locate. There she is- Pania of the Reef in glorious technicolour on the side of a multistory building.

I began the year by making the decision to resign from my role as a lecturer in the information and library studies team at the Open Polytechnic to take up a volunteer role on the other side of the world with the St. Lucia Public Library. This seemed like a crazy decision to a lot of people (my mother in particular), but after a period of existential crisis, a growing disenchantment with academia, and more generalised sense of professional frustration, I thought a change of scenery and role was what I needed to help me rekindle my love for librarianship.

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