Library manager turns a new page

Lulu Cockram (Pic: Kim Selby) 231678_01

Jessica Micallef

Lulu Cockram has finished her chapter at Woodend library.

After 13 years at Goldfields Libraries, Ms Cockram has stepped down from her role as Woodend library manager.

Ms Cockram joined the team in 2008 at the Kyneton library before becoming the manager at the Woodend branch in 2010.

She said she had enjoyed connecting with the community during her time with Goldfields Libraries.

“We have developed such a close connection to the community. It has been a very positive part of my life,” she said.

“We have been able to increase the level of the engagement here at the library. It’s a space where people want to work in now and people are always welcome to have a chat.”

The year 2020 threw many challenges at the community. Ms Cockram said the COVID-19 pandemic was her biggest challenge during her time at the library.

“COVID was a very big challenge in terms of how we could offer our services to the community,” she said.

“To be able to read a fiction book, where it took you to a different place during lookdown, it was like an escape.”

While Ms Cockram said she will take on a more casual role with Goldfields library, she said she was looking forward to more down-time.

“I do love walking, and living where I live in the Macedon Ranges,” she said.

“I am happy to have more time for anything outdoors.”

Jessica Micallef