|Selfie taken 12/20/2013 at 5:45pm|
That's a very long time, isn't it?
Instead of calling myself "An African American Male Librarian," I should call myself "The Grandma Moses Librarian". Grandma Moses was the nickname for Anna Mary Robertson Moses, a folk artist who started who art career in her late 70s. 1
Unlike that of Grandma Moses, I don't expect people to celebrate my late entry into a profession. I hope that I may inspire other Black man (especially the younger ones) to enter librarianship. I also hope that my blog encourage my colleagues to "transgress" their professional and personal comfort zones to advance librarianship. If this blog influences one young Black man to enter the professor or encourages one colleague to change their perspective about being a librarian, I will consider it to have completed its mission.
|Selfie taken 12/20/2013 at 5:44pm|
Today is my 50th birthday. On this special day, I do the very thing I love: being a librarian who serves the information needs of my patrons by helping them form more critically and socially aware relationships with information.
That is my calling.
Happy Holidays to all! See you next week.
1. Grandma Moses Wikipedia Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandma_Moses