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Five things you can learn from Eurovision about referencing

I originally created and shared this as a Sway presentation, but I suddenly remembered I had a blog and thought it might suit the blog format well and perhaps be more easily shareable than Sway. It has been quite popular … Continue reading

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Solidarity Forever

The theme for GLAM blog club this month is ‘Forever’ and, while the prompts were mostly related to preservation and there’s a lot I could write about that, I’ve taken inspiration from the song Solidarity Forever instead and thought I’d … Continue reading

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Transgender Warriors: or An Annotated Bibliography of the Inside of My Head

I saw this post by Alex Bayley and realised this whole blog has become a little like an Annotated Bibliography of the Inside of My Head. I thought I would share some books I love and have mentioned one or … Continue reading

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Queer eye for the library: Transforming library spaces, collections and communities

I haven’t been doing the best for a variety of work and life reasons this year, and have been struggling to write – hence the silence on this blog- but I have been watching a lot of Queer Eye as … Continue reading

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Challenging Dewey in dreams and reality

Inspired by a recent dream I had where my workplace decided to abandon the Dewey Decimal Classification System (and sadly woke up before I figured out what alternative we’d gone with), I thought I’d put together some reading and podcast … Continue reading

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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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‘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 librarianship, life, the universe and everything

The first thing that struck me when re-reading my first GLAM blog club post from this time last year on finding pride in librarianship was how hopeful I seemed about the year ahead. I reflected on how terrible it was to … Continue reading

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Bests of 2017: Some rainbow highlights during dark times

Inspired by Anne Reddacliff’s post this month  (which was inspired by the Chat 10 Looks 3 podcast with Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb), I thought I’d reflect on my ‘bests’ of 2017. Best film:  A Date for Mad Mary … closely followed … Continue reading

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Remembering a guide, mentor and champion of knowledge

My first boss upon completion of my undergraduate degree, Jack Keating, passed away five years ago today. He was an amazing human and has had a huge influence on my work and life. I came to realise just how big … Continue reading

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