Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Huggable Belles and Beaus

"Because librarians are cool and they help and love everyone!" I dug into my photo collection to find a photo for International Hug a Librarian Day and present for your interest and amusement a photo from December 1967.

Waverley Library Staff - December 1967
In the photo is Chief Librarian, Ron Lander (centre back), and his staff at the official opening of Waverley Municipal Library's new library in the former Bondi Junction Tenpin Bowling Alley. Geniaus is kneeling at Ron's feet and my best friend of 40 years is kneeling on my right. That library has now gone and has been replaced by the swish "Ron Lander Centre" named after "Uncle Ron" who was at the helm for over 30 years.

We were all dressed in our best gear for the opening but in the sixties we were expected to dress professionally, only the men were allowed to wear trousers to work, so dresses and stockings were the order of the day. These were so practical for putting books away and helping people retrieve materials from the shelves.

I am sending a virtual hug to all my workmates from long ago, we had such fun working at Waverley Library, a library that was ahead of the times in 1967.

6 comments:

Carmel said...

Love it! Skirts were very mini when I started teaching in 1971. A short person like me reaching up to that blackboard had to be very careful. :))

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