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Trained as a feminist cultural studies scholar, with a background in composition and creative writing, I am in the process of making a professional transition into the field of public librarianship for children and youth. I am passionate about re-thinking libraries as participatory spaces for communal collaboration, engagement and innovation especially through the use of digital technologies and various literacy practices. Like journalists, information and library professionals are now being challenged to re-think their role as expert knowledge providers and asked instead to rethink of their roles and responsibilities in terms of an engaged, accountable, participant-guide.
I believe public and academic librarians have an exciting opportunity to work in direct connection with journalists, authors, artists, educators, public officials and citizens to deconstruct the “the apostle of culture” (Garrison) and reimagine contemporary library resources, services so that they continue to feel both relevant and transformationational addressing the needs of a wider range of disparate community members.