Day-to-day management of BDS
A manager and small team of part-time staff oversee the day-to-day operations of BDS, which has its office in Sydenham, Christchurch.
Volunteers help to cover new books, repair books, and review potential titles. We have eight office-based volunteers at the moment - from an ex-staff member to an nonagenarian!
As most staff work part-time, we don't have many opportunities to all be together. These photos are from a work Christmas function:
Another 50+ people throughout the country are part of our (volunteer) Readers Network, which assesses books for inclusion into the scheme.
INTRODUCING BDS STAFF
The following people volunteer their time to oversee the organisation. On behalf of the FWEA, they have responsibility for governance of the organisation. All are keen book readers and members of book groups.
Beth Davies – Former Co-ordinator of NZ Book Month
Karen Harbers – Library Manager (based in Auckland)
Bill Hardie – Business Accountant
Derek Willis – Psychotherapist
Murray Jones – Business owner