Hugh is one of the co-founders of newCardigan, and officially serves as Secretary. You may know him from the Aus GLAM Blogs app, @lib_papers Twitter bot, or ausglam.space community. When not doing amateur systems administration, writing bad code, or reading radical literature, Hugh works as an academic librarian.
Way back at the end of April we invited you to send newCardigan a postcard. We extended the deadline for delivery to the end of June because COVID, and now we’re sharing what we received. Nik has already provided a sneak peak on our social channels, and we’ll continue to share them there over the coming weeks. But for those who like to binge, here they all are together!
Violet’s postcard took a little over two weeks to reach us all the way from Washington DC! Thanks so much Violet, this was a very unexpected surprise.
Michelle reminded us of a our fantastic cardiParty in Sale, where we got a private tour of the Water Tower museum from it’s driving force, and a river cruise complete with historical commentary. What a great day. Thanks for the postcard and for organising the cardiParty, Michelle!
This one was from a secret admirer. We like books too.
Our friends in Queensland cooked up a message for you all. Wondering about the Australia Post message Supporting Indigenous communities? Take a closer look at how this postcard was addressed. Nice.
Nicole shared some news: if you hurry, you can make it to the Textiles in Bloom exhibition at Villa Alba in the Melbourne suburb of Kew this weekend. Kate wrote up some great notes from the Recordkeeping Roundtable session on theory, models and strategies for today’s workplace, whilst Barbara shared reflections on the same session.
So now it’s May, and time for a new topic – Snap. Maybe you want to share your love of photography. Perhaps you had a close encounter with a crocodile. It could be that your patience ran out recently and you want to reflect on that. However you interpret the theme, be sure to tag your post GLAM Blog Club, and share it on social media with #GLAMBlogClub. If you’ve not already registered you blog, you can do so at Aus GLAM Blogs and your fresh posts will be automatically shared with the world on Twitter, Mastodon and at glamblogs.newcardigan.org. Happy blogging!
The last year has been a tough one, and we know many of you are missing your GLAM fam. We’ve been missing you too! The recent Melbourne lockdown is keeping many of us apart all over again, but that doesn’t mean we have to talk to each other electronically forever!
For our birthday in 2021 we will be sharing messages from the newCardigan community, to the newCardigan community – so we need your help!
Here’s how it will work:
Send us a postcard with your message by the end of June, and we’ll share them with the newCardigan community all through June! Your message can be a note, a poem, a drawing, a tiny essay, a photo – anything Australia Post will let you send through the mail on A6 (105mm × 148mm) cardboard!
We’ll share an image of one card a day on Instagram and Twitter, and add them as our first deposit into the cardiArchive for posterity.
Amareswar Galla - International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership
Amareswar Galla is Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership and Founding Director of the International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership, and Dean of Faculty Development and Leadership, Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India.
And so this cursed year draws to a close, not with a bang but with a GLAM Blog Club theme. We drew December’s theme out of a random word generator so we’ll end the year on the theme Lessen. With two “e”s. Have you lessened your travel time this year with positive results? Has lessened social interaction been a boon or a tragedy? Have you done more with less, less with less, or less with more? Make of the topic what you will.
Remember to tag your blog post GLAM Blog Club and use the hashtag #GLAMBlogClub on social media. Registering on the Aus GLAM Blogs site makes it easier for everyone to find your blog!
In case you need inspiration, here’s some blog posts our community posted in November: