I graduated from the University of Warsaw with MA degree in Polish philology of a peculiar curriculum “Polish Literature and Culture in the European and Mundial Perspective”. My main academic interests revolve around the theory of juvenile and youth literature, the philosophy of childhood, and pedagogy. All that combined resulted in the thesis of mine entitled “The Value of Being Oneself: The Vision of Childhood in Works of Bill Watterson”.
Before I became a librarian I had worked as a Polish teacher at the primary and middle school in my hometown but I don’t find that kind of job satisfying anymore. Standing in front of a class opposes to my introverted nature so I expanded my qualifications and got a postgraduate diploma in library science. I don’t like being in the center of attention but I flourish in supportive roles and I believe that’s what makes a good librarian – they are supporters who stand in the shadows and find joy and fulfillment in securing the development of others.
I believe the power of books helps us to live in a more tasteful and thoughtful manner. They help us to understand ourselves better and unleash our creativity. All that is, in my opinion, especially important for young readers who are on their own way to define themselves and still search their place in this world. Despite being an adult I actually enjoy reading children’s book and I pride myself on my expertise in children’s literature. I hope my knowledge and interests can make a difference and help young people to grow up as readers and as persons.