Showing posts from March 6, 2016


Part of my calling in life is to "awaken" others. Therefore, when I came into the #LibraryLife I wanted to leave my thumbprint on it! Looking over my profession, I noticed the absence of multicultural librarians. After further immersion in the librarian world, #WeNeedDiverseLibrarians took root in my heart. Yes, the timing coincides with the #WeNeedDiverseBooks/#WNDB . Absolutely! But I also know the role and subtle power of librarians... selector/arranger of books, gatekeepers of knowledge and advocates for all aspects of learning. And those are just my top three! When I started using the #WNDB hashtag, there were a handful of like-minded individuals. Thank you glimmer of hope! But if you know me, I take a glimmer and turn it into a spotlight. :) But how? Quite recently, my smoldering campaign for diverse librarians received a dose of gasoline. I came across the following slideshare about School Library Hero Worship: Hero worship from Gwen Lehman Upon first

International Women's Day #IWD2016

Happy International Women's Day! I'm happy to participate and remind you of the suffrage plight of the phenomenal women of our planet! :) Here's a humorous and poignant video about the gender gap in pay courtesy of The Daily Mail : Here's your Vitamin G...for girl! Vitamin W sounds weird! And how inspirational is this tweet? Meet four @NASA astronauts who can't wait to go to Mars #InternationalWomensDay — Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) March 8, 2016 Check out this vlog: Today is International Women's Day! Protect and support! ALL women. @UN_WOMEN #IWD2015 — bernie sanders fan (@halsey) March 8, 2015 And last but not least, how many women inventors can you name? No worries...I'll wait! :) Need a resource? Find out more here . Can you name any women inventors? We asked girls who love science this question. #IWD2016 #MakeWhatsNext — Mic