In this new feature on Libraries Aotearoa we will be interviewing LIS professionals – finding out how they got to where they are and any advice they have for students or new professionals.
Linda Palmer, University Librarian at Massey University.
Kia ora Linda, and thanks for sharing your career pathway with our readers. First up; can you tell us what qualifications you have?
I studied for a Bachelor of Arts here at Massey University (1986) and I’m a Teachers’ College drop-out.
There must be a lot of crossover between teaching and library work.
Yes, but it turned out that I didn’t enjoy working with children, so it wasn’t for me. But basically nobody in my family had been to university, so going to Teachers’ College was a step into tertiary study. It was a year they were taking the top academics, so they screened us all by qualifications and didn’t stop to ask if we actually wanted to work with children. READ MORE>