We get a lot of interesting people through here. They tend to ask a lot more questions than at our other libraries. The other libraries get more locals, where we get people off the street.
I am currently reading a book on New York because I am going there later on in the year for the Music Librarians conference. The History of New York by Edward Rutherfurd is a fictional history based on fact. He has written a few in the series and when I went to the Sydney Writers’ Festival a few years ago – he was there and I bought his other books which I still have to read.
A music librarian is someone who deals with the music collection, scores, audiovisual and music. The conference is on at the Juilliard School and the Library is also there. I’m semi – retired so this is my hobby. We have a selection of scores downstairs.
I always loved reading when I was younger and I wanted to be a teacher but in those days you had to get a scholarship to go to teachers college and I had just missed out. I then started work at Bankstown library and I have never looked back.
I am a public librarian through and through. I just love it. I have been a librarian for 50 years and I am a very strong believer in public libraries.
I still have the passion and the zeal.