Author Archives: Clare

Happy birthday NewCardigan: Helping GLAM professionals be more awesome since 2016

I’ve come quite a long way from shy, idealistic student looking for work in libraries who often only attended cardi parties for the talk to newish and slightly more cynical academic librarian who is often one of the last to … Continue reading

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Passion and creativity in librarianship and beyond

It’s been a busy couple of weeks full of passion and creativity, and I’ve been starting to feel more optimistic about librarianship and life, so I thought I’d quickly sneak in another GLAM blog club given the topic this month … Continue reading

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‘Shut Up and Wiki’ about your passions and hone your passion for facilitating access to diverse knowledge

I have been meaning to get into Wikipedia editing for awhile, particularly as I have become increasingly aware of the lack of diversity among Wikipedia editors and campaigns to change this. However, I have always been daunted by the prospect, … Continue reading

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Queerying the catalogue: Control, classification, chaos, curiosity, care and communities

Last month I reflected on how my Bachelor of Arts degree has influenced my life and career in librarianship by giving me creative, critical thinking, research and communication skills and the reflections on my undergraduate degree have continued this month. … Continue reading

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Queerying ‘Walkaway’ by Cory Doctorow and reflecting on Trans Day of Visibility, utopias, and gender euphoria

I finished reading Walkaway by Cory Doctorow at the end of 2017 and I have been reflecting on it ever since. I thought I would share some of these reflections as they relate to the GLAM Blog Club theme of … Continue reading

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What is red? and other questions and reflections from an Arts degree

This semester, I have been supporting a new core second year Bachelor of Arts subject at MPOW designed to help students realise the value of the knowledge and skills they learn during an Arts degree for their future careers and … Continue reading

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A punderful life: Reflections on wordplay in the workplace

Last year a colleague noticed I wasn’t my usual happy and optimistic self at work during a certain government postal survey period, so they anonymously put up some tearable puns around the office in an attempt to cheer me up… … Continue reading

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