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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

Hospitals, libraries, PTSD and the importance of being trauma-informed

Hospitals, libraries, PTSD and the importance of being trauma-informed

In the last two months, I’ve been in hospital more times than I have in years and during my hospital stays I’ve been thinking a lot about health services, libraries and other services that are trauma-informed; and how important being trauma-informed as a professional and member of society truly is. ‘Trauma’ is defined as an … Continue reading Hospitals, libraries, PTSD and the importance of being trauma-informed