This month we’re very pleased to feature Theresa Remtulla, Collections Technician at Mount Royal University, for our 7 Question feature.
1. What is something interesting you learned in the last month?
Because I work in a library, I am always learning something new. Last month, I was reviewing our current library workflows so that we can plan for the implementation of our new library software, ALMA.
2. When was the last time you were nervous?
The last time I was really nervous was when I presented RDA for beginners at the AALT conference, 2017.
3. If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?
Arya Stark from Game of Thrones
I love Arya Stark’s character in Game of Thrones because she is strong, fearless, brave and independent.
4. What is your best piece of career advice?
The best piece of career advice I can give is to continue to learn throughout your career. Develop your skills by seeking professional development opportunities, taking courses, attending conferences, participating on committees and within library associations.
5. What is your favourite thing to binge watch?
The Gilmore Girls
6. Who inspires you?
Strong leaders inspire me. People who challenge, promote, encourage, mentor and set examples in their own life.
7. What do you do when you’re not working?
When I’m not working, I am spending time with my kids, husband and family. I find time to exercise and I volunteer within the Ismaili community. I also spend time volunteering for the Alberta Association of Library Technicians. Belonging to an association gives the added benefit of learning about other libraries, sharing and promoting what library technicians do, connecting with others within the library field and continually growing within my profession.