Working as a librarian at the ALP has allowed me to be of service and help people in need, something I always strive to do in my life. During the pandemic the Library organized curbside lending so our members could reserve and pick up books. Unfortunately, not all our members could come to the Library for health reasons. To make sure they still had access to the collection, I started delivering books on my bicycle to a handful of house-bound Library members living in Paris. This became one of my most rewarding professional experiences so far.

When many of us felt fearful and helpless during COVID, being able to bring books to a person and seeing how these books could change a person's life reminded me of the importance and power of libraries and how librarianship is truly a noble calling. I honestly feel proud to be a librarian!