cardiCast episode 87 – Bec Muir

Bec Muir is a librarian, researcher, and advocate. By weekday she works as Manager, Libraries West at Victoria University (Australia). By night and weekend she is PhD candidate at Charles Sturt University. In this episode, Bec speaks with Hugh about her inspiration for becoming a librarian, how libraries can better serve those with “invisible” disabilities, and why she is passionate about practitioner research.

This episode contains a brief mention of suicide and mental ill-health. Please ensure you are in an appropriate head space and surroundings to listen.

Recorded in Naarm (Melbourne) on Wurundjeri land.
Edited on unceded Awabakal and Worimi land.

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Music by Professor Kliq ‘Work at night’ Movements EP.
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cardiCast episode 86 – Valerie Love

In this episode of cardiCast, Valerie Love shares their passion for archives, digital preservation, and social justice.

Valerie is currently on a one year secondment as Curator, Oral History and Sound at the National Library of New Zealand. Valerie’s substantive position is Senior Digital Archivist.

Valerie moved to Aotearoa in 2011 to be close to a loved one. Initially worked as a Educational Bookings Coordinator at the Carter Observatory in Wellington for 12 months, before starting a role as Research Librarian, Digital Materials in 2012 at the National Library.

Valerie’s career in archives began while studying a Masters in Library, Information Studies and Archival Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In their final year, Valerie began a two year position as Archivist at the Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis. Here their passion for social change was ignited. Then from 2007 to 2011, they worked as Curator for Human Rights and Alternative Press Collections at the University of Connecticut.

After many years of working with archival collections containing traumatic material, Valerie knew it was time for change, and moving from the US to Aotearoa came at the right time. Self care is also an important discussion when managing traumatic collections.

Recorded in Naarm (Melbourne) and Aotearoa.
Edited on unceded Awabakal and Worimi land.

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Music by Professor Kliq ‘Work at night’ Movements EP.
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cardiCast episode 85 – Ethel Villafranca

In this episode of cardiCast, Dr Ethel Villafranca, Curator and Exhibitions Manager at the Museum of Chinese Australian History, discusses her career in museums and libraries that spans more than a decade specialising in museum education, administration and curatorship.

Ethel’s career began in her home county of the Philippines, before Ethel moved to Melbourne to complete a PhD at the University of Melbourne in the ARC Linkage Project Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change Project. Ethel’s thesis is entitled Curated learning: a pedagogical approach to maximise learning environments for students’ deep learning.

Ethel discusses the benefits of starting a career in the GLAMR sector in the graduate internship program at the Lamelson’s Center’s Spark Lab at the National Museum of American History in Washington, US.

Ethel shares the challenges of her work in a community museum, and how the variety of skills and experience over the past decade have prepared her for the many hats her and her colleagues take on at the Museum of Chinese Australian History.

Recorded in Naarm (Melbourne).
Edited on unceded Awabakal and Worimi land.

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Music by Professor Kliq ‘Work at night’ Movements EP.
Sourced from Free Music Archive under a Creative Commons licence.


cardiCast episode 84 – Rebecca Louise Clarke

In this episode of cardiCast we interview Rebecca Louise Clarke, writer (her book “The Monkey’s Mask: Film, Poetry and The Female Voice” was published in 2012), curator, PhD candidate of the Mother Archive project at Monash University (thesis will be published as a book), research associate at Museums Victoria, and Museum of Motherhood (Petersburg, USA) online resident.


cardiCast episode 83 – Romney Adams

In this episode of cardiCast, Romney Adams discusses her work as Liaison Librarian (Engineering, IT, Science) at Monash University. Romney completed a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology (Hons) and Master of Business Information Systems, Library, Archival and Recordkeeping Studies at Monash University. Volunteering at Frankston City Libraries, Romney’s local library growing up, then an internship in the Manuscripts Department at the State Library of Victoria, led to a casual position as a Collection and Facilities Assistant at Monash University. Romney has had a series of Subject Librarian roles at Monash University ever since.

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Music by Professor Kliq ‘Work at night’ Movements EP.
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cardiCast episode 82 – Kim Tairi

Kim Tairi is an indigenous, intersectional feminist and librarian. Her career spans more than 25 years in both Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. The Kaitoha Puka (University Librarian) at Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makaurau (AUT) she is Aotearoa’s first Māori University Librarian and a proud Nuku Woman.

In this episode, Kim speaks with Hugh about the challenges and opportunities of being an indigenous leader in a profession dominated by colonial knowledge structures and settler people. Kim shares some of her career history, and we even managed to sneak in a brief chat about personal style and fashion.

Recorded in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) and Naarm (Melbourne).
Edited on unceded Awabakal and Worimi land.

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Music by Professor Kliq ‘Work at night’ Movements EP.
Sourced from Free Music Archive under a Creative Commons licence.