Elizabeth P. Brooks
Elizabeth a reference librarian by profession, is deeply concerned about human dignity and the need for social justice.
Elizabeth P. Brooks Pioneer. At the age of 20 she exhibited the true spirit of sacrifice and courage. In pursuit of the American Dream, she left her immediate family in Trinidad and Tobago and migrated to New York City to chart out a future for her tribe. Years later, she relocated to Los Angeles to raise her children. She indulged in bicoastal living at two different periods of her life. As an older adult, she returned to New York City where she pursued her education at Lehman College in the Bronx with an undergraduate degree in Sociology. Upon graduation, she was hired by New York Public Library and immediately enrolled at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn to obtain a MS (LIS). Her greatest joy was serving a diverse community, and empowering the public by providing them with access to information. In 2000, she returned to California where she led a team at one of the branches of the Pasadena Public Library and received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the office Congressman Adam B Schiff, in recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community. Elizabeth now calls Tampa Bay home. She is deeply concerned about human dignity and the need for social justice. She is outgoing, loves the sound of laughter and the power of the word. She works part-time as a reference librarian at Saint Leo University in Dade City. She volunteers as an adult literacy tutor in Tampa and she is committed to life-long learning and substantive change. Elizabeth is a member of Grace Family Church Temple Terrace FL. She is a performance poet and has had several poems and two non-fiction essays published on Indiana Voice Journal, an online publication. www.indianavoicejournal.com. Elizabeth recently self- published a poetry chapbook, You May Applaud Now and other poems. She is currently working on a novel and many other projects.