In a series of portraits we are going to introduce the staff at the Library to all our readers and customers – who are the people working at the library? And what are they doing there? Read our portraits and get to know your librarians! Here you got to know Åsa, new librarian, a little bit.
Åsa, what did you do before you started to work here?
I have mostly worked in high school libraries and enjoyed it. Learning and information seeking in combination, helping and guiding in the learning situations is so rewarding!
What are your main duties?
I will be teaching information literacy to students mainly in pedagogy, so I will guide future preschool teachers, teachers, as well as educational professionals teachers and immigrant academy. In addition to teaching, I work at the information point.
What made you apply to the library at the University of Borås?
To be involved in and develop the student’s information skills in various ways, within the framework of the library, attracted me! The university is multifaceted and so does library activity, to suit all programs.
What do you do when you’re not at work?
When I do not work, I devote myself to my family and the animals at home on the farm. It’s a challenge too, haha.
What are you most curious about within the Librarian role according to development?
One thing that interested me since I studied library and information science here in Borås, is the conversation that takes place at the information desk, or in learning situations when a question is asked for a librarian and what kind of answers follow and how the question and the questionnaire become treated. How do you do the best in these situations as a librarian? A close interest in me is also how we best educate in information literacy.
Do you have any book tips you want to share?
Att tro på Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones -about the book and the power of fantasy in a war-torn environment where the written word is barely accessible.
Jonathan bortom all kontroll by Meg Rosoff – smart and somewhat screwed novel about relationships and applicants.
Det finns ingenting att vara rädd för by Johan Heltne – a novel about faith, shame and sickness, adult and love …
Text: Åsa Brolund & Lena Wadell
Photo: Lena Wadell