Curator #175: Maria Delmàs

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Hi! My name is Maria Delmàs (@mariadelmas) and I’m a librarian. I was born 35 years ago in the charming town of Caldes de Montbui (in the beautiful region of el Vallès), where I grew up and lived until I was 25. For the past ten years I have lived in Illinois, Quebec, New York and England. Currently I live in Kenilworth, which locals like to call the heart of Warwickshire.

When I was 18 I decided to study Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Although I never had the intention to become a lawyer, I believed that it would give me all sorts of job opportunities. At that time I also had the naive idea that it would provide me with the right tools to fight inequality and injustice, which would allow me to save the world.

Fast forward five years: I found myself living in the other side of the Atlantic, where my brand new Law degree provided actually very few job opportunities. It was good enough, however, to get me a job in the middle of nowhere: at Champaign Public Library (@ChampaignPubLib). And suddenly I discovered that I loved libraries, also from the other side of the Help Desk, and decided to become a librarian. A librarian, yes! That’s how I enrolled in the Information and Documentation degree (@UOCinfocom) at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Since then I have had the amazing opportunity to work at the McGill University library (@McGillLib) in Montreal and at the Van Nest branch of the New York Public Library (@nypl). In both places I learned a lot, and I had great work and life experiences. Currently I am part of the Collections team at The Library (@warwicklibrary) of the University of Warwick.

It’s a great pleasure to be the #175 curator at @Catalanvoices. This week I will be sharing my tweets about libraries and campus life, books, cycling, life in the Midlands and some personal interests and thoughts. I do hope that you enjoy!

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