“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
Inspired by Toni Samek's Librarian Heroes page, I decided to make my own in the wake of a recent rant about radical librarians.
The folks listed below are utterly inspirational people. Not all of them have an MLS, but all of them are library workers and thinkers. My hope is that this list will continually grow.
My library heroes include:
Audre Lorde While studying library science, Lorde supported herself working various odd jobs: factory worker, ghost writer, social worker, X-ray technician, medical clerk, and arts and crafts supervisor.
Marcel Duchamp "So, that cooled me off so much that, as a reaction against such behavior coming from artists whom I had believed to be free. I got a job. I became a librarian... " (Dialogues With Marcel Duchamp by Pierre Cabanne, 1987)
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