From my birth in Norway, my journey has led me to live and work in 9 countries. My parents are both educators (IB Biology and PYP Art) and I have continued in their footsteps. Growing up I had the privilege of being a student at various international schools in Vietnam, Mali, Denmark, and Egypt. Today I am proud to serve as Secondary Teacher Librarian at the Chinese International School. I strive to provide a welcoming environment for all students and staff through our wide range of Library services. We have a beautiful space overlooking Hong Kong Island filled with students eager to read and grow as critical thinkers. Welcome to CIS and please reach out with any queries you may have!
It is a pleasure to work in a dynamic school like CIS. The school’s mission in providing a dual language program is also reflected in our collection of materials in both Chinese and English. I believe library should be the place to nurture students’ interest in learning. My job as a librarian also acts as a facilitator in students’ learning process. Apart from the Library’s daily operation, my main role is to oversee our collection of Chinese materials so as to support the school’s curriculum. I work closely with our Chinese teachers to introduce appropriate Chinese reading materials to our students. I started my education career as an Economics teacher in Hong Kong. After completing the teacher librarianship training in the University of Melbourne, I move into the exciting world of information management and enjoy it very much.
如果有同學問圖書館老師是否只對閱讀有興趣， 我會說不一定！閱讀以外， 微形黏土工藝也給我無窮的樂趣，農曆新年期間的微形黏土動物制作都是我非常期待的活動, 如果你有一些有關微形黏土工藝的精彩資料謹記與我分享! 中學圖書館除了文學及學術性的館藏外, 也有非常多消閒及趣味性的書籍, 歡迎大家到圖書館與我們分享你閱讀及其他興趣的心得。
Being part of the CIS family is to me a very enriching experience in my working life. I always find it enjoyable working in the library where I can meet and serve fabulous people every day. Seeing the growth of our resources over the years and how they have been utilized is encouraging. I received a bachelor degree in Information Systems. After working some years as an application developer, I furthered my study in Library Science. This had opened up new opportunities for me to work in the academic environment before I joined CIS in 2011.
Our library has great facilities and resources. They are here for all of us, so do let the library be an integral part of your learning experience. Whether you come for a lesson, to participate in an event, to play a game of chess with your friend, or to simply find a quiet place for your favorite book, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Someone said, “Changing is everlasting”. If it is true, I wish the change of our library and ourselves will be more brilliant than before. My background: After I graduated from Library and Information Studies, I worked in a quantity surveying company’s library for one and a half years. Then, I join CIS until now. In the past, I only served my colleagues, quantity surveyors, in the company and the job focused mainly on record management. The job's nature is quite different after switching from a special library to an academic one. CIS seems like a metropolitan city because you can meet colleagues and students from different countries. It is a challenge to work in such a diverse library. I believe that we do not only act as information seekers but being a gateway to bridge people and information together… and then we encourage them to transform this to a life-long learning attitude as well as pursue personal excellence.