Writers @ Write by the Sea
Librarian Mary Savage (née Flynn) is a native of Kilmore, Co. Wexford and has worked in libraries for over fourteen years. Gaining experience in both academic and specialist libraries, Mary spent five years working as a secondary school librarian for the Junior Certificate School Programme Library Project in a community school in Tallaght, Dublin. JCSP was developed in to assist schools in making the Junior Certificate accessible to all and a key component of the programme is improving literacy and numeracy levels of students. In the school’s JCSP Library Mary created a positive learning environment for students of all abilities to participate in school life, with reading and books at the centre of the school. There she had an opportunity to cultivate her keen interest in children’s and young adult literature. Since 2017 Mary has been working for Wexford County Council Public Library Service, initially developing children’s and young people’s services in County Wexford and currently as Executive Librarian in Wexford Town Library.