Lynnette graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in English Literature. She holds a Masters of Arts in Information and Library Management from Loughborough University. Lynnette currently is on secondment to Ministry of Communications and Information.
After a number of holiday jobs in bookstores and spending a summer poring over Shakespearean manuscripts in a beautiful rare book library, perhaps it is not so surprising that I have found my way to a career at the library.
I stumbled into librarianship at the National Library Board two years ago after deciding that it would be the ideal career to fuel my ongoing love affair with the printed page. I have since discovered many more reasons to love the job, and am constantly surprised by the diverse opportunities open to me. After starting out as a librarian in a branch library, I am now part of a team tasked with re-imagining public libraries of the future, through the development of new services and service models.
My other pet mission is helping the digital generation rediscover the whimsical, playful side of books, reading and libraries – a job made all the more interesting when armed with an arsenal of social media tools.
As public spaces where knowledge and learning can be freely accessed by all, libraries are inspiring, reassuring and an essential step towards social equality. The opportunity to positively impact the lives of people around me makes a career in the library a truly inspiring and meaningful one.