I work as the Library Officer in a smallish Public Primary School, south of Perth, conveniently only a five minute drive from where I live. I love my job, the children and the cast of characters I work with. We have about 380 children and a staff of about thirty? All of the tasks associated with running the library are my responsibility, I have my own budgets, and no-one tells me what to do! Perfect. I love that I have been allowed to put my own 'stamp' on my library, that I can play world and classical music in the background, that I do all of the collection development, and choose themes for displays etc. I have some wonderful mums who come in to help me with shelving and book covering....essential jobs that I don't always have time to do, because I am only half time.
Today I took down the display that I had put up to greet the children at the start of the year. I took a picture for you.....
I like putting displays together, although when I started this job is was something I had little confidence in. I like wandering through the collection, letting my eyes travel over the different groupings of books, and imagining what I could do with them to make an interesting and engaging display...the possibilities are endless. My next one will be another I have never done.....art! I will take some (better) pictures to show you when it is up.