Unsettling Librarian


Creating this blog has been on my to-do list for years now. I finally got around to claiming the name for it in recent weeks, but I was stymied by how to open the space. My vision for it is eclectic. Sharing resources related to my areas of professional training and education (librarianship, law, and to a lesser extent, literature, history, and women’s/gender studies) is on the agenda. Sharing my experiences and perspectives on issues of import to me is, too. That may range across a spectrum of intersectional approaches to the daily work of social justice and touch on race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, parenting, socioeconomic class, disability rights, and more.

The latter is what inspired a bit of writing I did this morning (August 10, 2015) in the wake of disheartening news from Ferguson, Missouri (the state where I did most of my growing up), and the ongoing lack of honest engagement of the realities involved there and elsewhere in this country.

The former will arrive here eventually, too – reading lists I’ve put together at the request of friends and coworkers, reading lists I’ll put together at your request, if I can, and more – but that latter will never be absent from this blog because it is never absent from my life. Or yours.


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