The impetus for this site came about after discovering various subject headings to describe the religious and cultural backgrounds of different librarians—Minority librarians, Jewish librarians (even Jewish women librarians), and Christian librarians; and, of course, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and even Transsexual librarians… but no atheist, agnostic, Humanist, or Muslim librarians.
The First Amendment and its protection of free speech is a cornerstone for librarians. But equally important is the freedom of religion, which requires some tricky maneuvering as the United States is an increasingly pluralistic society in virtually every way—religiously, culturally, ethnically, linguistically, etc. As a “secular librarian,” far from being opposed to religion, I am committed to creating space for conversation and understanding between people from all walks of life.
I am currently a graduate library and information science student focusing on cataloging, metadata management, and technical services. You can even check out a project of mine to develop a compendium of LGBTQ Library of Congress subject headings.
I’ve done a little of everything, from office admin work, writing, teaching piano lessons, directing musicals, to working as a church custodian for several years.
I am passionate about storytelling, about information and its organization, and seeing people reach their full potential in the world.