Hello, my name’s Alissa and I’m a librarian, residing at the intersection of metadata and technology. I spend most of my time cataloguing, usually for money but sometimes for fun. My professional interests include critical and radical cataloguing, post-MARC bibliographic formats, library user experience, Indigenous theories of knowledge in the GLAM sector and the place of libraries in the Anthropocene.
You may have seen/heard me:
- on episode 18 of the Turbitt & Duck library podcast, where I spend an hour talking about cataloguing, zines and critical librarianship
- on the New Librarians’ Symposium 9 program, where I spoke about cataloguing and also about zines (are you sensing a theme here)
- on the VALA Tech Camp 2019 program, where I presented a workshop on OpenRefine, and was also on the organising committee
- on ALIA’s 2018 Library Heroes list, which is acutely embarrassing and also a great honour
- on Twitter, because I live on that website, and it’s a problem
If you need to reach me Twitter is probably your best option, but you can also email me at hello AT lissertations DOT net.
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