Rachel P.

Rachel web picLibrary Assistant
Qualicum Beach

I’ve worked here for nine years and I really enjoy the people. This is a great job for meeting everyone in your community, and you develop relationships with them after a while. It’s a big part of the joy of my job.

Libraries are important as a gathering place, a hub.  A place to access information is really, really important. It’s not just as simple as looking for facts in books, there are a lot of people who don’t have computers or internet access at home. So coming to the library is something they need to do. Filling out forms online is a fact of life. They need to request their items through us or they need to use our public access computers because they don’t have the means to have computers themselves.

I love working here.  I have been using the library since I was a little girl, so some of the people I now work with have been a part of my life for a long time. It’s a real pleasure to work with them, they’re excellent colleagues. I respect them and enjoy their company.