In June the Library welcomed Hannah, our new trainee. She has the opportunity to experience working in many different roles at the Library and to undertake study towards a future career.
Hannah is a member of the Library Partnerships team, which offers assistance to those who can’t visit the Library.
“I do lots of other different things as well, such as assisting members of the public while working on the Customer Service and Ask Here Desks in the Library, looking after students on work experience program, processing new items and learning records management. I’m also studying for my Certificate 3 in Business Administration at TAFE SA,” says Hannah.
“I think the most challenging part about being a trainee is learning about all of the Library programs and understanding them all.
“Everyone is willing to help me if I have a problem or a question. The patrons are lovely to chat to and they have been so patient with me when they have had a problem.”
After leaving school last year, Hannah gained valuable experience working in a busy customer service environment at a KFC restaurant, which proved to be an advantage when she became interested in applying for the traineeship at the Library.
Hannah believes in enjoying life to the fullest and her interests include shopping, spending time with her friends and family and playing with her pet cockatiel Noah. Like many of our staff, Hannah has a passion for Australian Rules football and is a devoted Collingwood supporter! She also claims to make ‘the best nachos in the world.’
Hannah describes herself as ‘never having being been someone who makes plans.’ However, she looks forward to one day travelling to Paris, Spain and Greece. “When I’m older my dream is to go over to Rio for a month. I’ve been to Bali, Malaysia and Thailand and I enjoyed learning and seeing other cultures and different ways of life.”