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Fletcher Froe Moon

Fletcher Froe Moon, American college librarian, multi-media artist, minister. License Born Again Church, 2000, Ordination as Church Elder Born Again Church, 2002; Librarianship New Jersey Department of Education, 1980.

Education

  • Bachelor (cum laude), Fisk University, 1972—1976. Master of Library Science, Vanderbilt University (Peabody College), 1978—1979.

Career

  • Library. assistant, special collections Fisk University Library., Nashville, 1973—1976. Cameraman/floor director/production assistant/courier We Shield Millions -television, 1975—1977. Creative/music director Larry Sonn Advertising Agency, 1977—1978.

    Senior library assistant, extension services Nashville Public Library., 1977—1980. Senior reference library/adult programming coordinator Montclair Public Library., New Jersey, 1980—1983. Instructor & reference library Tennessee State University, Nashville, 1983—1988, assistant professor & reference library, 1988—1998, assistant professor & head reference library, 1998—2007, associate professor & head reference library, since 2007.

    Musician (freelance), Nashville, since 1972. Producer, radio/tv commercials Larry Sonn Advertising Agency, Nashville, 1977—1978. Facilitator, project aero-scan Nashville Public Library., 1978—1979.

    Project participant Atlanta University SLIS Grant, Atlanta, 1985—1987. Presenter Council on Library. Resources, Fisk University, Nashville, 1989.

    Grant writer Tennessee State University, Nashville, since 1990, grant administrator/project director, 1991—1994. Presenter FIPSE/USDE Project Directors Conference, Washington, 1992—1993, Black Caucus of the American Library Association Conference, Milwaukee, 1994, National Online Meeting, New York City, 2000. Charter member Nashville Library.

    Alliance, 1997; information literacy coordinator Tennessee State University, since 1988. TSU liaison & facilitator, multi-state freedom Trek III project, 2002. Researcher HBCU Jazz Musicians Project, 2004—2005.

    Editor, writer & contributor, reference books, encyclopedias & multimedia newsletters, since 2006.

Major achievements

  • License Born Again Church, 2000, Ordination as Church Elder Born Again Church, 2002. Librarianship New Jersey Department of Education, 1980.

Works

  • Musician: (jazz performance) Fisk University concerts featuring Duke Ellington, Billy Taylor, Eubie Blake, Milt Jackson, Julian Cannonball Adderley, et al, (syndicated television production) I Owe It All to the Songs That I Sing, (concert tours) The Orchestrated Crowd, Modern Black Mass Choir, Love Train Gospel choir, Moon Brothers and Others musical group, 1974-1979 (Alumni Guest Artist award, 1979), Braden Family Gospel group, 1977-1981. Producer(facilitator): (heritage tourism drama production) Freedom Trek III. Recording artist: documentary film soundtrack The Gift of Black Folk.

    Actor: (plays) Beatrice du Congo., composer (performer, arranger) music, dance & theater events. Singer (bassist): (musical revue) The Cotton Club Remembered, 1989-1991.

    Bassist, keyboardist & percussionist Born Again Music Ministry, 1989-1994. Director(arranger): Born Again Church Handbell Choir, 2002-2008. Pianist & keyboardist Children's Church Ministry, since 2000, Cremona Strings Too Ensemble, since 2010.

Religion

Denomination: Member Christian Church

Membership

Performer/supporter Black Expo, Nashville, 1974—1976. Charter member New Jersey Black Libraries Network, Montclair, 1980—1983. Contributor United Way of Middle Tennessee, Nashville, 1985—2000, Fisk University Class of 1976 25th, 2001.

Judge Elks Club Oratorical Contest, 2002—2003. Volunteer Tennessee Department Corrections, 2004—2009. Facilitator & committee member Tennessee State University Freedom Riders 14 Celebration, 2008.

Facilitator & alternate judge Optimist Club Oratorical Contest, 2009. Participant Community Health Fair, 2010. Campaign volunteer Montclair Town Council, New Jersey, 1980—1982.

Volunteer Howard Gentry vice-mayoral campaign, Nashville, 2002—2003. Elder Born Again Church, since 2002, trustee, since 1996. Facilitator When Men Pray, 1998.

Member of American Library Association (member Black Caucus), Tennessee Library. Association, Association Vanderbilt Black Alumni, Nashville Fisk Club.

Personality

Interests

Reading, creative writing, prayer, walking/light exercise, travel.

Connections

  • Son of James Lawrence and Lakie Clarice Moon, Dorothy Sawyer Moon (Stepmother). Married Marilyn Nadine Braden, August 14, 1976. 1 child Mailakia Althea.
  • father: James Lawrence
  • mother: Lakie Clarice Moon
  • spouse: Marilyn Nadine Braden
  • child: Mailakia Althea Moon
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  • 1973 - 1976
    Library assistant
    Nashville, Tennessee, United States
  • 1975 - 1977
    cameraman/floor director/production assistant/courier We Shield Millions -television
  • 1977 - 1978
    creative/music director, Larry Sonn Advertising Agency
  • 1977 - 1980
    senior, library assistant
  • 1980 - 1983
    senior, reference library/adult programming coordinator Montclair Public Library
    New Jersey, United States
  • 1983 - 1988
    instructor, & reference library Tennessee State University
    Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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