My journey to a librarianship began in recent years, 2008, when I developed a reluctant, but strong attachment to the silent study area at my university library. On a daily basis I sat at the bank of tables that faced the vibrant shades of green of the woods and a lake in one of North London’s most beautiful green spaces, during my mature undergraduate study in BA Education Studies.
It was only when I began my three year role as a Library Assistant in a large, mainstream North London secondary school that I realised the importance of my university library experience and how significant it was to my overall outcomes and future roles – I would never have had the opportunity for solitude and sanctuary nor convenience of resources and access to knowledge and information elsewhere. With this new, rich experience and appreciation of libraries so vivid, I fell in love with being able to return those experiences to the students that I have served and supported as a Library Assistant. I am now venturing into a new role as Librarian in another secondary school and I hope to share my new (and old) experiences with you and I welcome you will be able to do the same with me. Please feel free to comment, contact or follow.