2/12. Lauren – School Librarian

Our own Lauren Thow on 23 (more) Librarians!!!

23 Librarians - and counting!

Lauren Thow is Library Resource Centre Co-ordinator at Portobello High School in Edinburgh.

I have always been a regular Library user, whether that be a Public, School or University Library, but I had never considered working in one.  After studying History then Law at University, I worked in a variety of advice and customer services roles.  Like many humanities students I felt indecisive about my career plans post-University, but increasingly felt that I would be more fulfilled working in education or the arts.  I took up volunteer work with Seven Stories, the Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle, which instantly re-ignited my passion for literature and showed me how rewarding working with young people could be.  I was lucky enough to then gain employment as a Senior Library Assistant at Whitley Bay High School in Newcastle.  Having had no prior Librarian training, this role involved a steep learning curve…

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The School That Went to War – Portobello High School on the radio

There’s still time to listen to the BBC Radio Scotland programmes about Portobello High School’s Roll of Honour from the First World War! Catch it before it’s too late

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I’ve been working with the history department helping students to research Portobello High School’s Roll of Honour from the First World War.  Our work has been turned into a BBC Radio Scotland radio show!

You can listen to the series here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04l8p6y

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The School That Went to War – Portobello High School on the radio

p029h5hg

I’ve been working with the history department helping students to research Portobello High School’s Roll of Honour from the First World War.  Our work has been turned into a BBC Radio Scotland radio show!

You can listen to the series here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04l8p6y