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Mrs Gemma van der Kooij


Primary Librarian

BSc (Hons) Physical Geography (University of Plymouth).

Gemma has lived in the UK, The Netherlands and Oman. She and her family have now lived in Malaysia for almost 2 years. Prior to working at BSKL, she was the Primary Librarian in an international school in Oman.  She is dedicated to developing children’s love of reading and to make them life-long readers.  Having studied Physical Geography and Geology at university, she now spends her time in as many bookstores in Kuala Lumpur as possible, looking for the next fantastic book to show the children.

In her spare time, Gemma enjoys reading, horseriding, swimming, kayaking, and creating unique displays for the library.