high•ly tex•tured li•brar•i•an: A person who is a specialist in library work and has curly or kinky hair.
Welcome Rachee to Librarian Dreams.
1. What is your signature hair style and how do you achieve it?
I’ve been locking my hair since 2006. Originally I wanted sister locs, but was unsure if I really wanted to loc. I went to a salon, talked to the stylist and she started my locs. I maintain them on my own with occasion trips to the salon. It’s always a chore when I wash my hair. I either twist each loc or do a few together. I like a wavy loc look.
2. Which books could give insight on you as a person? Why?
Eat, Pray Love. Elizabeth Gilbert is a tad whiny but I too know the pain of feeling like something, anything is missing and the search that comes with trying to find you.
Soul Kiss by Shay Youngblood. I read this book shortly after I had my daughter and was going through some post-partum blues. After I read this book I knew there was nothing, nothing, nothing that would ever stop me from loving my daughter.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. The idea of being able to make books come to life, literally, is so much fun. She is also an amazing author who makes reading into such an experience.
Happy to Be Nappy by bell hooks. This book is one of my daughter’s favorites and really helped both of us accept that we were not our hair.
3. What is your role at the library?
I am the Head of Children’s Services and I run programs for children infant through tween and their families. I create programs, I blog about what we do. I am part of the team that manages our social media and advertising. I organize (sometimes!) and maintain the juvenile material collection.
4. Which highly textured authors do you recommend we read?
Lori Tharps, Shay Youngblood, Octavia Butler, and Sharon Flake.
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