Teacher Spotlight - Mrs Higgins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week, Madras Diary’s Teacher Feature turns its spotlight onto librarian ELIZABETH HIGGINS as she chats to Cameron Shepherd.


     
 

Full Name:

Elizabeth Mary Higgins

 
  Place of Birth:
Pembury, Kent
 
  Education:
Tonbridge Girls Grammar School, Honours in French and Spanish at Durham University, postgraduate Librarianship in Newcastle.
 
  Hobbies:
Cooking, gardening and working with international students. Sadly doesn’t have enough time for her other hobby - reading.
 
  Interesting fact:
Used to live in California working at the Berkeley University biochemistry department setting up a database to identify the risks of different chemicals tested for causing cancer.
 
 
     

Cameron

What do you enjoy about being a librarian?

Mrs Higgins
The wide range of subject areas I work with and the great interaction with both staff and pupils.

Cameron

Do you enjoy working at Madras College?

Mrs Higgins
Most of the time!

Cameron

What is your favourite book?

Mrs Higgins
Well, I’m a Christian. I’m fascinated by history, I love biographies and poetry, I am passionate about finding answers - and it’s all in the one book I could not live without: The Bible.

Cameron

As an active member of the Madras Archive, how important do you feel it is to the school?

Mrs Higgins
It is important on two levels. It is key to the school celebrating and building on its great heritage and traditions and on a personal note I find it fascinating reading the stories of the people that used to work and attend Madras College.

Cameron

With the introduction of new technology, such as Kindles, how do you feel libraries will be affected in the future?

Mrs Higgins
I think libraries will definitely look different but will continue to promote a love of literature and support those looking to identify and use information. It won’t always be text based but with the constant introduction of new information it will still be the librarian’s task to assist those looking for answers.

Cameron

Thank you very much for your time.

by Cameron Shepherd