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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cardiCast episode 73 – Özge Sevindik Alkan

In this episode, Hugh talks to Özge Sevindik Alkan.

Özge was born in Turkey, grew up in America and lives in Australia. She holds an honours degree in Journalism from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Information studies from Charles Sturt University. She is the co-author of the children’s book Hijabi Girl. Özge is working on the sequels for Hijabi Girl in between running after her two young children and volunteering for the community organisation Big Group Hug. 

Find Özge on Twitter at @OzgeSevindik and Instagram at @ozgesevalk

Get your Muslim Writers Festival tickets at https://linktr.ee/therightpencollective and follow the hashtag #ozmuslimwritersfest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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CardiCast Interviews: Sara Quiroz Culinary Librarian

newCardigan interviews Sara Quiroz, Culinary Librarian @snacksinthestacks International Culinary Centre (ICC), New York City

Justine Hanna talks with Culinary Librarian Sara Quiroz about her career in libraries, just what it is a culinary librarian does, how you become a culinary librarian and some of the programs Sara has started at the ICC.

Further reading

Sara mentions Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) here is some background on that.

Books Sara mentions include:

The third plate: field notes on the future of food / Dan Barber
Home cooking : a writer in the kitchen / Laurie Colwin
Blood, bones and butter: the inadvertent education of a reluctant chef / Gabrielle Hamilton
The Basque book: a love letter in recipes from the kitchen of Txikito / Alexandra Raij

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Photos

Sara Quiroz

Book Display at the ICC