I don’t think there has ever been a time that I have not been a member of a library, and the proud moment where I became a ‘Library Monitor.
In truth it was realistically a way to encourage children to be a part of a community to promote reading. Practically speaking, it was an opportunity for us to become involved in sorting and organising books.
Our school library wasn’t all that big, but it was a space to ponder, learn and dream.
It was a place to lose yourself in amongst the world of authors and creators, writing stories that you were sure were about you.
The librarian played the key role in recommending books and teaching you the classification system.
There is always a sense that they are gatekeepers of knowledge in some way.
The love of a librarian’s life I am sure would have to be books.
The librarian may be able to recite meaningful quotes without a moments hesitation or be able to recommend the perfect book given just a few questions or comments from the reader.
Sharing a story time with children is possibly the most favourite time in the life of a librarian and bibliophile.
A chance to bring literature to life with the audience and to invite future generations to love to read and become immersed in the characters.
Given that much of our world now involves online and digitised it means that their role may have changed but maybe not in the ways you might think.
The modern librarian still has the intimate knowledge of books and literature, but also plays an integral role for the promotion of resources to send out into the world.
Whether online or in your hands, readers unite over the love of learning through books.
The Prosperity Project has a book for you to access whenever you need it– it has the feeling of being in a physical library, immersing you in the words of wisdom of its authors and creators, inspiring you as a business owner to create your own personal collection of books and resources.
A course taken at The Garden will encourage you to know how to bring the content to life that is buried inside you waiting to be shared with your ideal customers.
Never before has there been so much information available at our fingertips.
Use it wisely.
The librarian is to a child who helps transport them into the magical world of books to learn about life beyond their present reality.
The librarian is to a business owner the one to help make sense of the wealth of information that is available at their finger tips and helps them apply it to their work with wisdom.