Last night I went to a small dinner party (lovely food) where I spoke to someone who had been working in Sri Lanka about a month before Lindsey and I went there on holiday last year, and someone else, called Jeanie, who worked in the University of Malawi Library a few years before I worked there in the mid 80s. So, there was lots to talk about. I blogged about the university library in Malawi in May, so don’t want to repeat what I said then, but I’d like to show the photo of the library staff once more and try to identify some of them. Click on the photo to enlarge it.
On the far right is the late Steve Mwiyeriwa, an excellent University Librarian and boss. The Canadian volunteer librarians, who helped us reclassify about 9,000 from Bliss to LC, are: front row last on the right, and second row on the left 1, 3 and 4. In between them, second row 2nd from the left is Marion. My typist, Miss Seyani, is second row, far right. The last three to the right of the third row are: Dickson Phiri (now the University Librarian), Angela Rennie and Foster Howse. Mostly hidden behind Dickson Phiri is Karen Spence. Standing at the back, 5th from the left, is Mr Mhango and 6th is Ellerton Mkwate.
Jeanie worked as a VSO Training Librarian when Sid Patchett was the University Librarian, and later returned to visit Angela Rennie, who was the Training Librarian when I worked there.
As I remember more of the names, I’ll add them to the list above.