New digs

Last Friday marked my last day at the University of Toronto’s Map & Data Library, my second home for the last decade. I am delighted and honoured to announce that I’m the new Digital Repositories Librarian at the University of Waterloo, beginning July 9. I’m taking two weeks off to explore various places in southern […]

All done

I finished my Master of Information coursework today! This semester taught me a lot about audiovisual research data management, library logistics systems, narratology, and writing for long stretches without getting up from my desk. I didn’t get to write any more about Deep Space Nine, but I did begin a paper with a Seinfeld quote. […]

Library responses to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action: my little contribution

This was my third year presenting at the TRY+ Conference, after presenting the (to be resurrected!) Toronto Film Map and my thoughts on using linked open data in map classification in 2015 and 2016, respectively. This year, Jane and I finally got to share our Little Free Libraries® research to our colleagues together, which was […]

My week of firsts

A bunch of big things happened last week: my first article was published I went on my first group ride ever with the Dark Horse Flyers I had my first driving lesson, and drove to work (!) during rush hour (!) on Dupont and Bloor (!) and our article was picked up by The Atlantic‘s […]

My first article!

My first peer-reviewed academic article is out, and it’s open-access for everyone to read!!! Little Free Libraries®: Interrogating the impact of the branded book exchange In this article, we critique the phenomenon of Little Free Libraries® (LFL®), the non-profit organization dedicated to sharing books with one’s neighbours. Through our engagement with the discourses, narratives and […]