Stefanie Gaspari, Director of library services, Trinity Grammar School
Director of library services
Trinity Grammar School, NSW
As director of library services at Sydney’s Trinity Grammar School, Stefanie Gaspari has led what her colleague describes as “a massive and successful change program in the senior school library ... Her vision for what a school library can and should be differs significantly from what many people traditionally associate with their own experience of libraries.” Thanks to Gaspari’s vision, the school’s library is now a vibrant, active and ever-changing place where staff, students, parents and visitors can expect to see displays, events, meetings and work occurring alongside classes and reading groups within a highly flexible space.
A teacher with experience in both HSC and International Baccalaureate courses, Gaspari has been drafted into many different areas of the school on curriculum projects, building design projects, professional learning and ICT as a result of her seemingly endless capacity to deliver a professional outcome on each and every occasion. She’s been asked to present at state, national and international conferences on a variety of topics, including the design of new library learning spaces and shifting the mindset and vision of school libraries – a testament to the respect and growing influence she has garnered outside of Trinity Grammar.