Group Status: Still reading first and second books and enjoying them very much.
..Our group is a small dedicated group of students from Years 8-11 who all share the same dedication for reading. We meet on a Tuesday every week where we plan to discuss what we are reading. We have decided to buddy up for this year, to make sure everyone has a partner to discuss their books with, preventing spoilers for everyone else.
As an avid reader and library user from a very early age, I love that my career has enabled me to encourage children to read for pleasure.
I started my library career in 1997 doing my Sixth Form work experience at my local public library, I was offered a Saturday assistant job straight afterwards and have been working in libraries ever since. I became a qualified Librarian in 2005 and I am currently an Area Librarian for Warwickshire Library and Information Service.
Previously, I worked as a secondary school librarian and ran Carnegie shadowing groups for six years (meeting Patrick Ness was a definite highlight!). I have been on the West Midland YLG committee for several years. I am thrilled to now be part of the judging process!