Janienne has over 30 years of experience in teaching in Melbourne schools, and has devoted the last 20 years towards educating students within school libraries. She has a Masters in Education (Teacher Librarianship), and has a passion for children’s literature and reading. She recognises that access to an abundance of literature is a key factor to improving literacy. She is keen to help schools in Fiji because that nation has a special place in her heart. It was the birth place of her husband’s mother, and the nation where his grandfather (Ron Derrick) dedicated his life towards developing technical education.