Meet Linda Mill, Librarian at Whitley College
My name is Linda Mill, I’ve been the Librarian at Whitley College for just over 12 months. I started at Whitley about 3 weeks before we went into lockdown last year which made for a huge learning curve. While it’s required a lot of adaptability and flexibility, I’ve loved being part of the team at the college.
I originally hail from the Sunshine State where I gained my qualifications as a Librarian. I worked for 10 years in a couple of special libraries in Brisbane before moving to New South Wales and finally landing in Victoria. During this time, I took some time out from working in libraries to pursue another great passion of mine – Children’s Ministry. I had 10 amazing years as the Children’s & Families Minister at Ringwood Church of Christ in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne and I still attend Ringwood Church where I am involved in various ministries now as a volunteer.
I love being in the Whitley library, interacting with students and staff and helping them to find what they need.
In my free time I love to read pretty much anything and my Library card is one of my most precious possessions.
I look forward to meeting some of you as you undertake study either at Whitley College itself or through the University of Divinity or as a minister wanting to pursue your goals for lifelong learning.
The Geoffrey Blackburn Library at Whitley College, has a strong and comprehensive collection of books and journals supporting all the foundational and specialist areas of theological studies offered through Whitley College, plus 370+ ebooks that can be borrowed. The library, together with the University of Divinity Library Hub provides access to a huge range of print and electronic resources, as well as the expert assistance of library staff, who are theologically trained. The collection strengths are in biblical studies, theology, missiology, church history, pastoral care, Baptist theology and history. This includes books and resources on leadership, practical theology, systematic theology, pastoral care, Bible commentaries, church planting, urban mission and a range of other subject areas that may be useful to people, especially within a Christian ministry context.
Currently, space limitations at Whitley means that a portion of the collection is housed offsite. However, items can be requested for retrieval and are generally available for collection at Whitley on Mondays. The library is located at Whitley College, 50 The Avenue, Parkville. The library is open Monday – Thursday from 9am – 5pm for browsing and borrowing. The loan period is for 2 weeks and there is a loan limit of 10 books per person.