[‘Meet our volunteers’ appears in red and ‘Trevor: Library guide’ appears in black on a white screen.]
[Trevor stands in front of the digital signage display in the Information Centre at the State Library of Victoria. He talks to the camera.]
Trevor: I’m one of the volunteer tour guides who do the two o’clock public tour every weekday. We also help out with visiting groups, tour groups such as Probus, who come to the Library from time to time for a Library tour. We meet them in the foyer at the Swanston Street end.
[Shot of foyer at the Library’s Swanston Street entrance.]
Trevor: We bring them into this level, the second level as we call it, the TIC, and tell them a little bit about the building itself.
[People use computers in the TIC area of the Library.]
Trevor: How it’s been constructed, the way it’s been developed in recent years, and also about the history of the Library. Then we take them in the lift to the fourth floor of the domed reading room where our exhibit Mirror of the world, based on our Rare Books Collection, is situated. When we’ve done that we usually take them up to the fifth level, which has our social history exhibit The changing face of Victoria – the prize item among which is Ned Kelly’s armour.
[Shot of children peering at Ned Kelly’s armour in its display case.]
Trevor: I enjoy meeting people very much and in this role you meet quite a range of people. The two o’clock tour gets people from overseas as well as locals just walking in off the street. And some of the groups, of course, come from all over Victoria, as well as Melbourne, but some of them also come from overseas. Yesterday I had a group of 20 students from Hong Kong University who are in Melbourne for three weeks.
I do some other tour guiding with the National Trust and also with the Melbourne Museum. And I am a grandfather with six grandchildren, and from time to time I have to interact with them, and they love coming to the Library.
[The logos for the State Library of Victoria and the State Government of Victoria appear in white on a black screen.]