The workload of a Library Prefect is not much less than a professional librarian. Apart from dealing with the process of book-lending, we also take great care of our collection which consists of 5,510 English fiction, 10,455 English non-fiction and 15,822 Chinese books, a collection of 31,787 books in our library. We put plastic covers on new books and catalogue them into our system, and repair them when they are torn. Besides, we do more than mere library management. Establishing good reading habits for the students is one of our goals. It is also our responsibilities to show them how to fully utilize and take advantage of our library and to teach them practical skills like typing.
We organized activities such as the annual reading scheme and the local bookstores tour, hoping to increase Wahyanites' interests in reading. By participating in those activities, the students might also obtain some other skills such as team building which are useful for them in the future. Although the benefits of attending these mandatory courses might not be seen immediately, we often receive appreciation from students and parents after a certain period. This further proves our job as a Library Prefect, which is worth our efforts and time, and this is what keeps us going.
Being a Library Prefect is not easy. We face immense workload and pressure daily. I am privileged to be chosen as the Chief Library Prefect this year. It was a challenging job to lead a group of elites. I would like to take this opportunity to thank fellow Library Prefects for your hardwork and commitment. You have planted the seed of the sense of belongings in the hearts of the newcomers. Last but not least, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to Mr. Norman So, our principal, Ms. Christina Tai, our teacher librarian and our library assistant Ms. Cecilia Mok for their invaluable advice and generous support.
My best wishes to all of you.
Chief Library Prefect
Chun Tin Wai, Tony