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.
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.
Adria Castellucci, Librarian at the Australian Museum in Sydney, and my hilarious friend from our days studying info management at RMIT, shares what it’s been like working from home. Adria has been working on some fascinating digital engagement projects, digitisation legacy content, and virtual storytime! Adria – you’ve brightened my day, thanks a bunch!
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Our May Perth cardiParty was held at the City of Perth library. They kindly talked about their new building, how they developed the library and the role it plays in the community, including how they run events and have been building partnerships.
Incendium Radical Library is a community library, reading room, and publishing press with a focus on radical politics and critical literature. The library started as a challenge the commodification of libraries, whether government, university, or council based. They see a mass production of a certain type of thinking which reproduces the structures of oppression that we live under. This cardiPaty, held in February of 2019, was host by two integral volunteers, Tilly and Anna-lise, who discusses that collection’s ideologies, community support and how they keep their doors open.
Dr. Jane Garner discusses her recent PhD research into Australian prisoners’ lived experiences of their libraries and the role that these services play in their lives. Jane conducted her research through interviews with both correctional facility staff and prisoners, across three states and territories and explores the experience of Australian prisoners who make use of their prison library. It is a truly fascinating look into a community that is in such great need of these services.