African American Librarians in the Far West: Pioneers and Trailblazers (Children's Literature Association Centennial Studies)

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Historically, African American librarians have faced the same problems of discrimination as other African American professionals: a lack of respect for professionalism; placement of African Americans in only African American communities; failure to receive promotions to administrative positions, especially those requiring supervision of white counterparts; and failure to recognize contributions to the work organization and to the profession. This volume includes biographies of twenty-two librarians who practiced their profession in the western United States and Hawaii and have made contributions to the advancement of African Americans in the profession, to the library, to the general community, and to the profession of Library and Information Science.

Those included are considered to be "pioneers" and "trailblazers" because they were the "firsts," forging the way and eliminating barriers for African American librarians to follow. Each participant submitted his or her personal biography in addition to various personal narratives and instructive information. This volume is a first step, which, with past and future records, can offer encouragement to those entering the complex arena of information purveying.

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Binnie Tate Wilkin has taught courses as full-time and part-time Adjunct Faculty at schools of library and information science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of California at Berkeley and at Los Angeles, California State College at Fullerton, the University of Hawaii at Honolulu, and Columbia University in New York. She has written several articles in library literature and authored two editions of Survival Themes in Literature for Children and Young People. She now writes original children's stories, which she prints and distributes to children at story programs.

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Editor Binnie Tate Wilkin shares personal narratives from more than 20 librarians...Wilkin selects librarians who practiced their profession in the western United States and Hawaii, and made contributions to the advancement of African Americans and the profession. Included among the vanguard are Tyrone Cannon, dean of university libraries, University of San Francisco; Monteria Hightower, retired Nevada state librarian; and Barbara Murray, director of Oxnard (Calif.) Public Library. (American Libraries, October 2006)

This volume profiles 23 African-American librarians who contributed to the advancement of the profession in Arizona, Nevada, California, Hawaii, and the Pacific Northwest. (Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, February 2007)

Wilkin is aptly suited to tell the rich stories of African-American librarians....The book succeeds in its purpose to inspire and instruct African-American youths to pursue librarianship and younger African-American and other ethnic librarians to follow their dreams and continue the struggle for social justice and inclusion. (Multicultural Review, Spring 2007)

...a work sure to be of interest to readers in many libraries. The editor has profiled an impressive array of librarians. Historians, library practitioners, and students of the African American experience will all gain from this informative work. (Journal of Access Services, Vol. 3, No. 4)

An admirable reference work of bibliographical information....There is no greater role model than editor Bonnie Tate Wilkin (Libraries and The Cultural Road)

This volume contains the firsthand accounts of 22 librarians who practiced in the Western U.S. and Hawaii and contributed to the advancement of African Americans in the profession and the general community. Presented as they were submitted, the offerings of these pioneering professionals range from personal narratives to instructive information. (Reference and Research Book News, August 2006)

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