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La Salle College library technician Elena Preiato has been presented the Library Technician of the Year Award.

Top honours for La Salle library tech

ONE dedicated library technician has proven there is much more to her role than stacking books.

La Salle College library technician Elena Preiato was recently presented the WA School Library Association Library Technician of the Year Award for her innovation and commitment to providing a dynamic learning space for students.

“It is definitely an honour and very humbling especially since it’s a job that I love,” Ms Preiato said.

“I feel empowered and it’s given me a chance to promote the value and importance of school libraries.”

After her husband passed away in 1999, following a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis, Ms Preiato found herself pushed back into the workforce.

Becoming a library technician was a decision she said was lifesaving.

“It has taught me many life skills and it suits my problem solving and creative brain.”

From liaising with book representatives, creating vibrant displays and troubleshooting technical problems, there is never a dull day at the La Salle library for Ms Preiato and the library team.

“I particularly love working with the students, we are constantly looking at ways to inspire them and broaden their horizons,” she added.

“They are what keeps me going most days.”

By Morgan de Smidt 

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