My Library Hero: Margarida Pino

Today’s post comes to us from Sandra Moura Dias, the ILN’s Ambassador to Portugal: 

Margarida Pino University of Lisbon, Lisbon – Faculty member 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

Margarida Pino

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.

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  1. My Library Hero is Nettie B. Taylor. She’s about 100 years old now but she was a wonderful mentor to me. I worked for her back in the 70s when she was State Librarian in Maryland and she hired me to be head of Library Development. What I liked best was that she would ask if I wanted an assignment rather than ordering me to do something. Then she let me use my own creativity to accomplish it. If it worked, she let me take all the credit. If it didn’t, she took the blame. When I became State Librarian in Colorado, many years later, I often found myself asking “what would Nettie do” before I acted. She’s still my hero.

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