Nessa Morris (mom to aliens, librarian to the visually impaired, and kidlit writer)

The Can Opener

Self-portrait I took while visiting a museum in Washington, D.C.

Everyone is fascinated when they find out that I’m the director of a library that serves visually-impaired people. Their first question inevitably is, “So can you read braille?” Unfortunately, no. I cannot. My library only deals with Talking Books. However, I am taking a class on braille and am excited about all the changes in braille technology. Refreshable braille displays are amazing!

Previously, I was the director of a public library in a small city bordering southwest Detroit. However, my favorite job was being a children’s librarian. I loved being the Storytime Princess and introducing children to puppetry.

As to my personal life, I live with my husband and two children in Taylor, Michigan. I’m still trying to figure out whether my children are human. I secretly believe I gave birth to aliens. If you ever met my children, you would understand why I think they are aliens. That’s all I’m going to say about that, or about myself for that matter. It’s time for you to check out the rest of my site, and I do apologize for the neglect it’s been receiving lately. I’ve been preparing for a presentation at the Michigan Library Association Annual Conference and have been focusing my efforts lately on my other site, Vision Impairment Info.

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Comments on: "The Can Opener" (9)

  1. Aliens are my favourite people! :) Librarians are a close second.
    I adore magnetic poetry and have it in two languages so far plus extra sets that are interest specific.
    Léa

  2. What a coincidence! I was an alien once……………well I got bettah….

    Maybe we’re cousins! …or…completely unrelated. Whatever, you’re fun, I’m following you.

  3. What a lovely blog you have, Nessa! I’ll be posting a link to this on my blog http://snugglewithpicturebooks.com/ (on the Snugglers Around the World page)!

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m fascinated that you are a librarian for visually impaired. I don’t know if you noticed, but I’m kind of connected to the visually impaired world. I was born and bred to be a guide dog. But it inevitably was not meant to be. But I have lots of friends who are guide dogs and friends who are guide dog users.

    • No, I didn’t realize that. I just came across the blog because I follow picture book posts in my reader. Guide dogs are amazing animals, so are library dogs :-)

  5. What an interesting job! I was about to ask if you had a Braille copy of my book, but I guess not. I don’t think it’s a Talking Book.

    • Yes, it’s definitely interesting. I’m always learning so much.

      Unfortunately, Keep Your Ear on the Ball is not a Talking Book, but our users do get braille books from Lansing, MI, and your book is available in braille through their library :)

  6. So nice to meet you! Can’t wait to read more about your work!

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