FORESTVILLE, MD, September 11, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Virginia Bradley Moore a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Ms. Moore celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
The librarian is entrusted with bearing the torch of knowledge from the previous generations to the next, and Ms. Moore has proved an exemplary member of the profession for over 58 years. She has contributed to the accumulation of knowledge with several books and materials of her own, and was invited in 2003 by First Lady Laura Bush to attend the launch of National Library Week in the White House. Ms. Moore is an enduring example of women in the humanities, and has advanced not only the cause of literature, but of African Americans as well as religious study.
Born to Robert Otis Brown and Queen Esther Bradley in Laurens, South Carolina, Ms. Moore attended Winston-Salem State University to earn a BS in 1954. She taught at John R. Hawkins High School for one year before joining Happy Plains High School in Taylorsville, North Carolina. From 1958 to 1965, she taught at the Young and Carver elementary schools in Washington. In 1970, Ms. Moore earned a certification in library science education along with a Master's degree in library science from the University of Maryland, attending on a graduate fellowship. Additionally, she received a scholarship from Ball State University, a scholarship from the University of Kentucky, and a National Defense Education Act scholarship from Central State College in Oklahoma.
In 1965, Ms. Moore became a librarian with the Davis and Minor elementary schools in Washington, serving through 1972. Ms. Moore served Ballou Senior High School and Kramer Junior High School in Washington through the '70s, transitioning to the library at Anacostia Senior High School beginning in 1975 and again from 1980 through retirement in 1995. In 1997, Ms. Moore joined the Prince George's County Memorial Library System, and went on to provide information and literature to adults and children at the Greenbelt Branch Library where she served for ten years. From 2007 to 2012 she was a librarian at the Oxon Hill Branch Library in the Sojourner Truth Room, African American Research Collection until she retired from library sciences.
Both in the stacks and with her civic community, Ms. Moore has given time and effort to the cause of learning, beginning with authoring a bibliography,"The Negro in American History, 1619-1968" in the '60s and researching with Helen E. Williams "Books by African American Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults" in 1991. She was a script writer for a vacation reading program in 1971 and a video script and teacher's guide for National Library Week. These materials represent a small selection of Ms. Moore's work developing curriculums for D.C. public schools. Ms. Moore chaired local arrangements for the launch of the National School Library Media Month (School Library Month) at the U.S. Capitol in 1985. In the same year, she was selected to join the first library and information science delegation to the People's Republic of China.
Ms. Moore served as chair of the National Library Involvement Committee of the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission from 1992 to 1996, and served as trustee of the LeRoy C. Meritt Humanitarian fund from 2002 to 2006. She has accumulated a dizzying number of affiliations, notably including the American Association of School Librarians, the American Library Association, United for Libraries, Freedom to Read Foundation, National Education Association, Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators, The League of Women Voters, The Church and Synagogue Library Association, American First Day Cover Society, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. For her annual school library program celebrating National Library Week, she was cited in the U.S. Congressional Record in 1984 and for her exhibit of the Sojourner Truth Elementary School History, she was cited by The Washington Post in 2011. Other notable honors include the Black Caucus of the American Library Association 2013 Distinguished Service Award, a 2014 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture Award by the American Library Association Office of Literacy and Outreach Services, and a 2015 Award of Recognition for Outstanding Service to History/Archives from Nu State (DC), Delta Kappa International Society for Key Women Educators.
As for services to her faith, Ms. Moore devoted much of her time to the Mount Carmel Baptist Church as a soprano soloist, leader with the music committee, and the committee for the renovation of the Reverend Arthur H. Pace Library multipurpose room, as well as duties with publicity, the Sunday school piano, and junior church. She was honored by Mount Carmel as a 1984 Outstanding Educator. Ms. Moore has been active with the Church and Synagogue Library Council of the National Capital Area and produced a historical sound/slide presentation for the 1976 bicentennial celebration and steered Mount Carmel Church Library to win a national award from the Church and Synagogue Library Association in 2002. For dedication to library arts and generous community service, Ms. Moore was welcomed for inclusion in numerous volumes of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who of American Women.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Moore has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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