This chapter is the 20 year follow-up to Neely’s 1996 chapter of the same name (Neely, 1996). She is still the only Black librarian in her current position and has been the only one at each of the three institutions where she’s worked. She writes about geographical isolation, personal loss, and the physical, spiritual, and emotional toll working and living in white spaces has taken.
Rowman & Littlefield
In Our Own Voices, Redux: The Faces of Librarianship Today
Librarianship, whiteness, trauma, loss, microaggressions, Black women, intersectionality
Neely, Teresa Y.. "The Jackie Robinson of Library Science: Twenty Years Later." In Our Own Voices, Redux: The Faces of Librarianship Today (2018): 73-82. https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ulls_fsp/123