Deaf anxiety (and how you can help)

Deaf anxiety (and how you can help)

I have Deaf anxiety. I’ve only come to realise this during the pandemic because of mandatory mask wearing and my inability to rely on lip reading (which I have been unconsciously doing my whole life). I’m fully deaf in my left ear and moderately deaf in my right. Although, I wear hearing aides most of … Continue reading Deaf anxiety (and how you can help)

The view from here: five years as a librarian

The view from here: five years as a librarian

This month I celebrated five years working as a librarian, and four years post my librarianship degree. As someone who is naturally reflective, I wanted to look back on what I have achieved and the challenges I faced as a new librarian – as well as my hopes for the future. I entered the library … Continue reading The view from here: five years as a librarian

The skills I didn’t learn in my library degree

The skills I didn’t learn in my library degree

As I approach my fifth year working in a library, post my librarianship degree, I’ve been reflecting on the skills that I didn’t learn in my degree, but that I learned on the job and by engaging in the profession more broadly. I’d like to acknowledge that unlike most if you, I haven’t done a … Continue reading The skills I didn’t learn in my library degree

Disability Justice is a form of disruption that libraries need

Disability Justice is a form of disruption that libraries need

Disability justice is a framework that examines disability and ableism as it relates to other forms of oppression and identity. It’s a framework that is inherently important to libraries, who engage with communities and promote inclusivity. Before I go on, I want to define two terms. Firstly, ableism is defined by Talia Lewis as a … Continue reading Disability Justice is a form of disruption that libraries need