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The Walls Became the World all around.

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Scott Dirk B.

Around 16 I found, in our small town library, the book "Religions of the World" and it shook my foundations. For the first time it really hit home that I could find information and learn independently. This was the moment my library walls became the world. My career started a few years later when I was hired at that same place. 

My love for the library and learning has been constant through my journeys in theatre, travel and teaching and it is still one of my happiest places. I'm sure the walls became the world for you too, remember when? 

scott bahlmann glendale library

Children's Librarian

Salt Lake City Public Library

Glendale Branch 2017 - ...
Glendale has kids from three neighboring elementary and middle schools that hang out until their parents get off work. This has been great opportunity for building relationships with regulars, and I've loved collaborating with a very involved team and learning from this diverse community. 

Foothill Branch 2013 - 2015 
At Foothill the families were mostly young, with baby and prek programs sometimes topping 100 attendees. The parents were very involved, and used a lot of readers advisory.  

Shelving Aide at Main Library 2011-2013


year of yes

I spent 2016 open to any option or possibility that presented itself. I developed a lot and picked up some cool tools.

ILA Vietnam - ESL Teacher
Leapforce - Webpage Evaluator
Greenman Farm - Intern

received: CELTA teaching certification  
               Young Learners extension

scott dirk bahlmann woodland park zoo guest services

Guest Services

Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle 2015 - 2016
My earliest dream was to work at a zoo, and this trendsetter was a perfect match. Large regular crowds were a great opportunity to share a message of conservation, while being a first point of contact in emergencies and turning guest concerns into positive experiences. 

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera 
Salt Lake City 2009-2011
With a lot of phone service, this gave me an opportunity to find and share information quickly, and put people at ease in moments of frustration. 

Utah Shakespeare Festival
Cedar City 2007 - 2009
This Tony winning company knows how to be welcoming and respond to the public. Keeping public areas nice has become second nature from my time there! 

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New World Shakespeare 2012-2014
Salt Lake Shakespeare  2013
The Grand Theatre 2012
Utah Children's Theatre 2009 - 2011

Theatre gave me confidence, and lots of practice guiding the interest of a group in an engaging way. Acting the role of Captain Hook, or Otto Frank, I've found a great joy in sharing stories of all sorts. 

I studied at: 
Southern Utah University 2004 - 2007
Snow College 2001 - 2004



"...where someone loved him best of all."