Joseph Nga outside LC

NPR’s Morning Edition ran a story about Joseph Nga, which is just amazing. He’s from Cameroon, he’s bilingual, he has two Masters degrees already and is working on his third, an MLS. He’s working a total grunt job at LC and he wants to be a director of a research library. Someone give this man a job, please? And pay him well, for heavens sake. Good grief, if only he was going for a PhD in library science, he’d be the hottest item on the market. Could this guy be any cooler, or more deserving?

It actually makes me proud that he’s chosen librarianship as a profession. Though perhaps “chosen” is the wrong word, in light of his story. “Settled for” is probably more accurate.