Thursday, 21 December 2006

Only 445 days to go....

Until the New Swansea Central Library opens!

Work is well underway on the new library design with actual building work commencing early in the new year. The design is stunning - there's a massive children's area (see below), a huge range of books, DVDs and music, loads of free access PC's and,for the first time ever, an accessible local studies collection.

The whole look is bright and modern and customers will be able to use self service technology to issue and return their books and book their PC's.

Best of all though is the seafront location and the views across the bay. I can just see myself sitting in an armchair near the first floor travel section looking out to sea with a copy of The Virago book of Wanderlust and Dreams lolling from one hand, listening to The Chillout Session on my new iPod

Oh stop it - I can't wait!!!


Emily said...

Will there be new jobs in the library? How do we go about finding out? Do you have to be a librarian?

Paige Turner said...

Hello Emily!

There will be new jobs in the library as it will be much bigger than the old one. I'm not sure when they wil be advertised but watch this space!

You wouldn't have to be a qualified librarian - it would depend on the job.

To work in libraries you need (in my opinion):
1. Love of books (music, films, culture...)
2. Love of people (customer service skills)
3. Good basic IT skills (internet, e-mail)
4. Interest in information (and ability to find it in books, online...)

Good luck if you do apply - it's going to be a great place to work; vibrant, busy and varied.