In April we lowered the Jolly Roger and launched our new GLAM Blog Club theme, Obsession. Our bloggers rose to the challenge.
Lynda Kelly kicked off the month with a quick #ThrowbackThursday post revisiting a study conducted at the Australian Museum with very young audiences. The ALIA Sustainable Libaries group, and yours truly both wrote about the Easter break, albeit in different ways. Alisa shared a thoughtful post about making a job change voluntarily as her life priorities have changed, Andrew wrote about the dangers of letting career planning become an obsession, whilst Danielle completed her two-part series on what to do if the job search isn’t voluntary.
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.
Alissa used to be obsessed with Twitter, but now finds it’s too noisy and anxiety-inducing. Nikki’s deafness (or rather, the way it is often not accommodated) often leads her to feel the same way in social spaces – she shared some ways you can help to reduce “deaf anxiety”. Danielle returned to the office after 400 days of WFH, and also felt a bit overwhelmed and exhausted by the end of the day. The Mechanical Dolphin continued to crank out blog posts, on open education, islands of memory, pain, angels and uncertainty, innovators, and information architects.
David shared an assortment of interesting tech stuff, and I did the same thing (different stuff!). It appears I had a busy month because I also shared a little tool I made for yawping made with my latest obsession – the Rust programming language. Alissa, now that she’s got all this spare time since she’s not on Twitter, wrote a treatise about cataloguing the songlines (or is that song spirals?), and what it could look like.
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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!