Radicals Become Librarians

This is how I came to librarianship. What’s your story?

Also! Just a note to readers, an early version of this post was accidentally published yesterday (March 2, 2020). The finished draft is now up.

Beth Burnett

Welcome to Sonya Schryer Norris, author of the Katherine Philips research blog series with a new guest post.

Radicals Become Librarians
by Sonya Schryer Norris

Picture2 Photo by Sasha • Stories on Unsplash

In 1991, during my sophomore year of college at Michigan State, I planned to live on a commune after graduation. We’d count up loose change to buy Sharpies for placards and draw lots for who was taking the Subaru into town for the 25-lb sacks of rice and 50-lb sacks of beans we subsisted on. In my fantasies, the commune was a decommissioned military base. We would have barracks. We would have courtyards. We would have abandoned gun turrets to keep watch for people who might try to sneak up on us in the middle of the day.

It was always a desert military base in my day dreams.

Finally, it occurred to me that even 25-lb…

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