high•ly tex•tured li•brar•i•an: A person who is a specialist in library work and has curly or kinky hair.
Welcome Carla to Librarian Dreams.
1. What is your signature hair style and how do you achieve it?
When I don’t wear my hair straight, I rod set it using setting lotion and Olive Oil spray that I found at the Dollar Tree. Last month, I tried a straw set for the first time ever and I really liked it. It seemed to hold my curls longer and better than the perm rods did. I’ve also twisted my hair and worn it in the twist out style. I am a frequent user of olive oil, setting lotion, Jamaica Black Castor Oil, and shea butter.
2. Which books could give insight on you as a person? Why?
I think all books have a message. It’s up to the reader to discern the message that is there for them. So many books that I have read in my life that have spoke to me and gave me insight into life, my life, and what life is really all about.
I initially purchased Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir by Dorothy I. Height because Height and I are members of the same sorority, but I learned so much about her life reading this book. She was a mover and shaker from a young age, served the community, and gave her life for equality for minorities and women. Friend me on Goodreads to see the other books that have been a 5 star read for me.
What is your role at the library?
Since December 2011, I volunteered as an intern with the Government and Heritage Library of the State Library of North Carolina which is a special library. I helped the Reference and Outreach Librarian with library programming, including the library’s open house, family history fair, and 1940 Census Release Celebration. I have written blogs for the library and recently I started a Pinterest account for the library which has been a lot of fun and is part of an assignment for my Special Library Course. I also perform reference duties in the Genealogy and Government and History Research Rooms.
On October 1st, I began working as a librarian at the African American Cultural Center at North Carolina State University which is a special collections library in an academic setting. It’s a new position for me and I know that I am going to learn a lot in the role and use what I learned interning at the State Library and in the classroom at North Carolina Central University to make the library shine and serve as a vital resource to the campus community. I have some great ideas up my sleeve and look forward to bringing them to fruition.
4. Which highly textured authors do you recommend we read?
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