I’m Bernadette, and I have been a Librarian at Oakham School since 2009. My current role involves overseeing the operational running of the Library and also Reader Development.
I came to Librarianship after having qualified as a teacher of English from the University of Wales and having taught English to non-native speakers in Japan.
I see my role in Reader development closely aligned with the spirit of the inquiry process, for it is a human trait to be curious and to care what happens next, be this in a work of fiction or an inquiry project. I am also concerned with the impact that online reading has on the quality of thought that comes from it and after having read Maryanne Wolf’s Reader, Come home: The reading Brain in a digital world, I am keen to advocate quality time for reading in school.
I look forward to engaging with you on this journey.