One of my goals this year is to read more about neurodiversity and belonging.  I’m posting a book list here as a start to my notes: Two books that I find most useful for my work and thinking: The Neurodiversity Edge: The Essential Guide to Embracing Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Differences for Any Organization, by Maureen Dunn The Canary Code: A Guide to Neurodiversity, Dignity, and Intersectional Belonging at Work, by Ludmila N. Praslova PhD Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking, by Julia Bascom Empire of Normality: Neurodiversity and Capitalism, by Robert Chapman Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, byRead More →

The press release for Liberatory Librarianship is below. Super excited to get to share this! Liberatory librarianship Related Images (Click for full-size) Download Related Links “Liberatory Librarianship: Stories of Community, Connection, and Justice” “Inclusive Cataloging: Histories, Context, and Reparative Approaches” “Building Representative Community Archives: Inclusive Strategies in Practice” For Immediate Release Thu, 03/28/2024 Contact: ROB CHRISTOPHER Marketing Coordinator ALA Publishing & Media American Library Association 3122805052 CHICAGO — How does librarianship help people to be free? How is library capacity and expertise used to increase freedom, justice, and community? “Liberatory Librarianship: Stories of Community, Connection, and Justice,” published by ALA Editions in collaboration withRead More →

The UConn Library has zine maker kits, by metadata librarian Rhonda Kauffman and archivist Graham Stinnett, for all zine-making needs. I’m so thrilled to get to work at with creative, kind, and generous folks, and around cool work, like that with zines, including the collection, maker kits, and more. The guide on Zines includes more on the zine maker kits, the zine collection (the liberated zine zone), books about zines, and information on teaching with zines. It’s fun to think about and interact with fun work like this!Read More →

The American Library Association (ALA) has just released the Spring/Summer 2024 catalog with many great new books, including Liberatory Librarianship. Very excited to look into the other new books, and thrilled to see Liberatory Librarianship out and available! Super congrats to all of the contributors and editors!Read More →

Huge thanks to Graham Stinnett, who curated the exhibit, and collaborators for bringing this important exhibit to life! At UConn, Archives & Special Collections has a new exhibition commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Black Student Sit-In at Wilbur Cross Library in 1974: Please Respond Personally: Commemorating the 1974 Black Student Sit-In. The exhibit is open now through July 19, in the Schimmelpfeng Gallery (Monday – Friday, 9-4pm, within the Dodd Center for Human Rights, University of Connecticut. See more about the exhibit, including on the exhibit opening from the UConn Library!Read More →

The UConn Library is hiring for a User Support Coordinator! More information is below. I am super looking forward to working with the person hired into this role as part of our kind, curious, DEI engaged and supporting, and fun community. The UConn Library seeks an individual with excellent technical and public service skills to serve as User Support Coordinator (Library Assistant 2). Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery, the User Support Coordinator is responsible for providing daily operational technology support services for the UConn Library. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong prioritization skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and modelRead More →

Experts at UConn do amazing work on cicadas, including digitally imaging and visualizing cicadas. UConn shared an article covering this awesome work, which covers “an innovative process is making 3D data of cicadas available to the world, just in time for this year’s rare co-emergence of Brood XIX and Brood XIII.” I love seeing amazing work like this, which has evolved over time with Michael Bennett’s intensive insights into imaging. Michael leads the UConn Library’s Digital Imaging Lab, and has continued to develop and refine advanced imaging techniques, working with North African stone points, cicadas, and more. I am always excited and curious to learn moreRead More →

I am super excited to share that Liberatory Librarianship is coming out soon. Liberatory Librarianship is a fantastic collection of essays from contributors who all share stories of how libraries and librarians enact liberatory practices. Huge thanks to the fantastic authors, editors, and publishing folks who contributed to this volume! Posting here now with this now online, and looking forward to sharing and hearing more with the coming publication.Read More →

Please see the posting on the UConn Library website: and copied below for ease. This is an exciting position on an amazing team! I’m looking forward to working with the person hired for this important role. Collections Strategist (Librarian 3) JOB SUMMARY  The UConn Library seeks a forward-thinking and analytical Collections Strategist (Librarian 3). Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery, the Collections Strategist conceives, communicates, and implements strategies to analyze, build, and steward UConn Library collections. As an active member of the Library and guided by our Strategic Framework of Connect, Empower, and Engage and our core values of kindness and trust,Read More →