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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.
Part 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 1. Tribute to Miriam Matthews: First Trained African American Librarian in California
Chapter 3 2. Barbara L. Anderson, Retired County Librarian, San Bernardino County Library, San Bernardino, California
Chapter 4 3. Betty Blackman, Retired Dean of the University Library, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Chapter 5 4. Tyrone Cannon, Dean of University Libraries, University of San Francisco
Chapter 6 5. James E. Crayton, Former Division Dean, Community Education Center, Pasadena, California
Chapter 7 6. Loretta Dowell, Manager, Fisher Children's Center, San Francisco Public Library
Chapter 8 7. Kaycee Hale, Director of Digital Research and Resources, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise, Los Angeles, California
Chapter 9 8. Monteria Hightower, Retired State Librarian of Nevada and Former State Librarian of Missouri
Chapter 10 9. Miles Jackson, Professor Emeritus and Former Dean, School of Library and Information Science, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
Chapter 11 10. Guela Gayton Johnson, Retired Manager, Social Work Library, Univresity of Washington, Seattle
Chapter 12 11. Rita W. Jones, Dean of Library and Learning Resources, City College of San Francisco
Chapter 13 12. Gloria Leonard, Director, Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, Seattle, Washington
Chapter 14 13. Effie Lee Morris, Retired Children's Services Coordinator, San Francisco Public Library
Chapter 15 14. Barbara Murray, Director, Oxnard Public Library, Oxnard, California
Chapter 16 15. Chris Poole-Jones, Educational Consultant, Retired School Administrator and Librarian, Portland Public Schools, Portland, Oregon
Chapter 17 16. Judith Dickens Register, Former Director of the Scottsdale Public Library and First African American General Manager for the City of Scottsdale, Arizona
Chapter 18 17. Kelly Richards, Former Branch Administrator, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Currently Assistant Director, Genesee District Library, Flint, Michigan
Chapter 19 18. Oscar Sims, Former African American Bibliographer and Social Science Bibliographer Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles
Chapter 20 19. Bobbie Smith, Former Coordinator of Libraries, Long Beach City College, and Recently Retired Member and President, Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education
Chapter 21 20. Joyce Sumbi, Retired Regional Library Adminstrator, Los Angeles County Public Library
Chapter 22 21. Rosemary Towns, Retired Director, Richmond Public Library, and Former Systems Coordinator, North Bay Cooperative Library System, Richmond, California
Chapter 23 22. Myrna Yvonne Williams, Retired System Reference Librarian, Portland Community College (PCC)
Chapter 24 23. Lucy Wilson, Retired Public Services Librarian, Laney Community College, Oakland, California
Chapter 25 24. Added Entries, "On the Line": Short Biographies of Selected California Librarians
Part 26 Index
Part 27 About the Editor
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
— 2008; 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