did you choose to work with MYSA?
A: I chose MYSA because they have
the best attitude to work and are great to work with. Giving youth
a sporting chance. But I do not just work with MYSA!!!
Q: When did
you start working with libraries?
A: I actually started working in the UK, in
Q: What are
A: My qualifications are the Bachelor of Arts
Honours, (B.A. HONS) -from Newcastle Upon Tyne-, Member of Chartered
Institute of Libraries and Information Professionals (MCLIP).
were you raised?
A: I was brought up in Windermere, in the Lake District, in the North
West of England. When I was at school a participated in a lot of musical
activities :- I played the double bass for Westmorland Youth Orchestra
and for Cumbria Youth Orchestra and sang in several choirs. My music
teacher - Mr. Reg Griffiths - helped me a lot.
Q: What are
your past experiences?
A: My first professional job was at Beamish
Open Air museum! I was only there for a short while before moving
to work in Newcastle upon Tyne Education Library, creating libraries
in primary schools. After one year there I moved South to Hertfordshire
Librarian Services, where I was Children's Librarian at Herford Public
Library for 3 years.
I then worked in The London Barbican Centre as children's librarian
for the City of London for another 3 years.
I then left the library to have 2 children. I did do some part time
library work in Stevenage Central library - and filling shelves at
the local Supermarket!
I then worked in Cambrigeshire where I organised the children’s
sections of 12 libraries - including children's stock on 2 mobile
libraries. I was there for only one year.
In 1994 I went to Papua New Guinea with my husband. And did voluntary
work with PNG National Library Service. Returned to the U.K. in 1998.
Then came to Kenya. And I'm living with family.