Today’s post comes to us from Sandra Moura Dias, the ILN’s Ambassador to Portugal:
I first met Margarida about 12 years ago. At the time I was a young student at Library and Information Science graduation course in the University of Lisbon. At first, she looked like a very demanding and scary teacher… library science isn’t something to take lightly, as the concept itself says: it is a science! Yet very soon, we all found Margarida to be an excellent teacher and a wonderful person…well, the scary part it was just… bluff!
With Margarida we are forced to not just look purely at the surface of information: we are obliged to see beyond. She always taught us to be objective and professional, looking to fill the needs of those who seek real quality at library service! Margarida is a library hero not only because she is a truly “knowledge seeker and sharer”, but also because of all the hundreds of students she helped formed all over the past 30 years: she’s a librarian maker! That’s her magic! Thank you very much Margarida!
Margarida Pino is a Faculty member and Adult Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Management Teacher at the Master Course of Library Information Science Librarian in the Sciences Academic Library – University of Lisbon Portugal.