This is the first (and hopefully not the last) time that we have a Librarian’s Voice in our Academic Nook. We thought that this would be an especially brilliant touch given that our current bimonthly theme is Dusty Bookshelves and Library Loot until the middle of September. We are so privileged that Benjamin Farr, Librarian from Tanglin Trust School here in Singapore, has agreed to share some of his thoughts with us as to what made him fall in love with books and become a librarian. Click on the link below to be taken to Benjamin’s lovely piece that tugs at the heartstrings.
Benjamin Farr is a teacher-librarian at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Benjamin is passionate about education and literature – particularly boys and reading. Having grown up in a country with a rich history of libraries, Benjamin has been saddened of late with the demise of the role of the teacher-librarian in Australian schools and has become an advocate in supporting the vital role they play in education. Other passions include travelling, cooking photography (oh, and of course his new cat, Madge).