Angel Truesdale — Episode #006

Angel Truesdale

Angel Truesdale

Community Advocate & Librarian

Angel Truesdale is a native of  Charlotte, NC and loves her hometown that acts like a big city but feels like a small town. She is an Adult Services Specialist with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Previously, she received her undergrad degree in both Political Science and History with a minor in film studies. During her eight years with the library, she has facilitated library programs and exhibits on black culture, social issues, workforce development, and graphic novels (comics).

Additionally, Angel has developed and implemented a wide range of tech-centric programs and trainings for adults, focusing on mobile, makerspace, productivity, and e-learning technologies. Her other interests include community engagement, international law, and film. Angel serves on the board of the Charlotte Film Society and ultimately, hopes to be more involved in action-based organizations that address housing inequality and mass incarceration

Episode Notes

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  • Angel talks about the Charlotte housing crisis
  • She discusses what the City of Charlotte could do to alleviate the housing crisis pain point
  • She speaks to the advantages of mixed income housing
  • Angel explains why she became a librarian
  • She talks about diversity in libraries
  • Angel explains the role libraries should play in the community
  • She discusses what the future of libraries looks like
  • She talks about “vocational awe” – http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2018/vocational-awe/
  • She provides advice for black women interested in becoming librarians

Podcast Music by Dj Quads

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