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Guest Post: A Day in the Life of a School Librarian

Tuesday 24th March, 2015 5.00 a.m. My alarm blares. I roll over and fall back to sleep. 5.10 a.m. My alarm goes off again. My fiance, Neil, mutters for me to turn the blasted thing off. I scramble for my phone and knock it off the bedside table. Forcing myself onto the floor to feel for it in the dark, its shrieking stops just as I grab it. Sod’s law. I consider climbing back into […]


Guest Post: Transitioning from a Public Library to a School Library

Back in 2012, I wrote about being a library assistant in a public library. A post on the writerly benefits of working on the frontline followed a couple of months later. Today I am back to talk about my transition to becoming a school librarian at a secondary school. So why did I make the switch from a public library to a school library? When I started working in public libraries, I was still trying […]


Guest Post: Writerly Benefits of Working on the Frontline

So we’ve already established that I’m a book-wrangler (as in, I’m a library assistant), but I also write young-adult fantasy. When I took the job, I assumed that the only writerly benefits I’d reap would be plenty of spare time to write since it’s only a part-time post. And obviously access to plenty of awesome books. But that’s where I was wrong. I didn’t foresee just how beneficial working on the frontline with readers would […]