Originally from Hanoi, St. Mary’s librarian Ms. Linh brings five years of experience working with children from 3 to 18. She has a degree from the Academy of Communication and Journalism and a certificate in Advanced Library Science. Ms. Linh has also had volunteer experience from UN Women, the School is Beautiful Project, Hanoi TV broadcast, and Alphabooks. 

Why did you want to be a librarian?

When I was five years old, I loved to pretend to be a teacher and teach my parents and grandmother the alphabet. When I turned six, I pretended to be a teacher to teach my little sister to read fairy tales. When I was ten, I followed my father to his lectures. I feel like it is my destiny to work in education, specifically in an international environment. I am also passionate about buying and collecting books. I want to share my passion for reading books and studying international culture with all students, especially young learners.

How does the library support classroom learning at St. Mary’s?

The library is in charge of a variety of activities such as online user accounts for students and teachers, evaluation reading system, core subject manipulatives, and additional learning resources. The library staff puts together fun activities like book fairs, reading competitions, reading clubs, and virtual libraries to motivate students to read and expand their skills and interests. Every two weeks, we share a collection of leveled books with students. Additionally, well known favorites such as Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss, and The Cat In The Hat are also available on our library site.

Mr Chad Niemann

Ms. Khanh Linh Nguyen

International Elementary Librarian

How do you make the library a place students want to visit?

We do our best to help all students feel comfortable in the library. We have comfortable spaces for children to sit and read, attractive displays and books in sections by topic and reading level. We also hold a lot of interesting activities in the library for students to enjoy such as bookmark making, tote bag design, book reports, and a monthly reading club.

If you could have one magic superpower  what would it be? Why?

If I could have “magic/superpower,” I would like to have the power to teleport, so I could travel around the world to buy books.

We’re so glad to have Khanh Linh as a part of our team here at St. Mary’s!