2017/18 Lowe Librarian: Lara Janes-Walton
Hi my name is Lara and I’m the JCR Lowe Librarian this year! I’m a finalist at Castle studying Politics. The role of the college librarian is to keep the library organised and a desirable study space for Castle students, checking in, sorting and re-shelving returned books, and being a point of contact for any library-related queries and issues that other students may have. In my spare time, I try to keep up my various music-related hobbies, and have been involved with a number of music and theatre societies while at university. During my time at Durham I have been a member of Castle Senior Ents Committee, the June Ball Committee, the Durham Opera Ensemble, an a capella group; and have directed/produced shows with various theatre groups. I have also been able to volunteer with Castle Community Action, running a drama workshop in a local primary school and helping with the Homelessness division’s weekly meals, engaging with the wider community. While at Durham, I also had the amazing opportunity to undertake a year abroad, studying at the University of British Columbia in Canada- this experience enhanced my love for travelling, photography and hiking (and books!).