Librarians of Aotearoa

School Librarians of Aotearoa: Desna Wallace

New Zealand’s school librarians are passionate, engaged professionals who know how to get students of all ages and reading levels into reading. This is the first of our monthly spotlights on inspirational school librarians. I am fortunate enough to be…

In the Stacks: a love letter to public libraries

Kate De Goldi confesses the pleasures of reading ‘off-task and off-curriculum’, and describes how necessary public libraries are to the development of a love of reading. In my late teens and early twenties I worked as a library assistant in…

Dennis, Gnasher, George, Rona and me

Chief Librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library and award-winning children’s book writer, Chris Szekely on how he became a writer. As a youngster who came of reading age in the 1970’s, my literary fare was predictable: Enid Blyton, Dr Seuss,…