Another woman of library history before Women’s History Month ends in a few days. Today it is Miriam Braverman.
Braverman (1920-2002) is notable for many reasons, such as being a founder of ALA’s Social Responsibilities Round Table, but the reason she intrigues me is her involvement in the civil rights movement, including her work with libraries in the Freedom Schools of Mississippi. She was also active in labor and anti-war movements. Clearly, she took social responsibility seriously. We can learn from her example.
Read more about Miriam:
- Progressive Librarians Guild
- On the Picket Line With Miriam (Library Journal)