An Unconventional Teen Librarian
Librarianship is not always a first career.
Take the career of Gayle Morrow, a 59-year old rollerblading teen librarian. After working as a teacher and accountant, Morrow found herself unemployed and decided to go to school in her hometown of Philadelphia.
When the John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo (CA) was hiring a young adult librarian, she decided to give that line of work a try. For her, this latest career has been "so much fun."
She dedicates her days to creating fun activities to draw city youth to the library. Her love of not only the library but the teens she works with is evident. "They keep you young. I love the way they think. It's fun to be around them," she said.
Working with the teens has taught her a lot about young people, she said. "They're what adults would like to be. They're open. They're honest. They accept people for what they are," she said, apparently including herself. Times Herald Online.