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Last chapter for librarian Carol
8:00am Saturday 16th February 2013 in News
A SCHOOL librarian has reached the final chapter of her career after nearly two decades of service.
Carol Smith retired last month, having kept the shelves of Pershore High School’s library in order for 17 years.
The 61-year-old from Drakes Broughton said it had been a “privilege” to work with staff and students.
She said: “I remember my first day. Originally, it was a job share with a lady who had been there for 30 years so that was an intimidating position to be in.
“Every day is different. The school runs to a routine but the library is quite different, with people coming in and out at all times of the day.
“It was a lovely time and a privilege to be there. I have three grown-up children and they all went to Pershore.
“It’s been a delight at the school working with the staff and students and I was really humbled by the amount of good wishes I received. It was just amazing.”
Headteacher Clive Corbett said: “I joined Pershore High School on the same day as Carol in January 1996.
“Over those 17 years she gave magnificent service to the school and will be sorely missed. I would like to wish her and her husband, Don, a long and happy retirement together.”