Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 72: Passion Project Space

tree with a red heart carved into it, right side reads episode 71: passion project space

How do you find time for the projects that you are invested in but aren’t part of your job? In today’s episode I’m talking about passion projects and the work that I do off the side of my desk that brings me a lot of joy.

Mentioned in this episode:
Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS book project
Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Inclusion in Libraries webinar

Download or Listen Now:

Photo by Chandan Chaurasia on Unsplash

Mina Rees Conversation Series – Trans & Gender Diverse Voices in LIS

Poster for conversation series

On November 11th at 1pm ET Kalani Adolpho, Stephen G. Krueger,  and I will be participating in the Mini Rees Conversation Series and talking about the importance of gender diversity and transgender voices within the field of Library and Information Science (LIS).

We’ll also be talking about our new book project Trans & Gender Diverse Voices in LIS – which currently has a CFP out. The conversation series is free and open to all.

Doing The Work: From Colonial Pasts to Inclusive Futures

laptop with zoom meeting and mug on a table

The Call for Proposals for the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) 2021 conference is out. This year’s theme is “Doing the Work: From Colonial Pasts to Inclusive Futures” and the CFP is open to submissions of both in-person and virtual presentations.

A huge thank you to the wonderful folks who have agreed to sit on the programme committee with me, I am very excited about this CFP and the potential discussion around the theme.

Proposal submissions are due November 30, 2020. And there is an information session for anyone looking to learn more on Tuesday October 27th from 12:00-1:00pm.

Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 71: Making Space Between Work And Home

Left side has scrabble piece reading work from home right side has podcast episode title

In today’s episode I’m chatting about boundaries between work and home life and the struggle to maintain those boundaries during the pandemic. I talk about my home office, strategies for disconnecting and challenges of the work at home life.

Mentioned in this episode:
– Wladislaw Rivkin, Working from home? Why detachment is crucial for mental health

Download or Listen Now:

Photo by Nelly Antoniadou on Unsplash

History@Work Archives Month Series

Wooden stacking dolls wearing masks

This year I was able to work again with Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan Nicole Belolan to edit an Archives Month series for the History@Work blog.

This series looks at the intersection of archives, archivists, and public history in the age of COVID-19 and will be running throughout October as part of Archives Month in the United States. You can see the first post, about navigating a new community during COVID-19, by Hannah O’Daniel McCallon here.

Follow the History@Work blog to see the rest of the posts are they are released throughout October.

Photo by Evgeni Tcherkasski on Unsplash

CFP for Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS

the word transgender written in blocks

I’m finally able to share some super exciting news! Kalani Adolpho, Stephen G. Krueger and I are editing a book!

Tentatively titled, Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS, this Library Juice Press book will center the lived experiences of trans and gender diverse people in LIS work and education. All authors and editors will be self-identified trans and gender diverse people.

Interested? Want to contribute? You can see the full CFP here.

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Where I’ll Virtually Be This Fall

typerwritter with paper saying "Update"

This year seems to be the year for virtual conferences, online professional development, and webinars. In October I’ll be participating and presenting at a number of virtual conferences including:

  • I will be presenting as part of the Canadian Research and Knowledge Network (CRKN) virtual conference. My presentation, ” Community Based Access: Preserving and Sharing Indigenous Archival Materials” will be on October 13th and is part of the access and preservation week. The CRKN conference is completely virtual and free this year.
  • I’m super happy that I get to participate in TESS again this year. This is a fantastic conference and learning opportunity organized by eCampus Ontario. I’m going to be talking about empathy and teaching about the history of Residential Schools in virtual settings. TESS is free and runs from October 20th to 21st.
  • Lastly, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad and I will be presenting “Reclaiming Shingwauk: Cross-Cultural Learning and Programming” as part of the Ontario Museum Association Annual Conference on October 29, 2020.

What virtual conferences and knowledge sharing opportunities are in your schedule for the fall?

Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash

That’s My Auntie: Making Accessible Residential School History

two hands passing a black paper heart

This week my colleague Jenna Lemay and I presented “That’s My Auntie: Making Accessible Residential School History” as part of the Maskwacis Cultural College Microlearning Series.

Our webinar focused on specific community digitization and access projects including the Remember the Children project and our recent work with the Shingwauk burial register.

You can view our slides here. Additionally, the session was recorded.

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Safe Spaces for LGBTQ2S+ Archivists

rainbow flag colours in water

The Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) is hosting a number of virtual safe spaces over the next year, including spaces for LGBTQ2S+ archivists.

These spaces are for LGBTQ2S+ archivists to connect and meet with one another in an informal, participant-driven environment. Folks must identify as LGBTQS+ to participate.

I’m going to be acting as the moderator/facilitator for the LGBTQ2S+ spaces and would love for folks to share this with others who might find the space useful. Registration is required but the space is open to both AAO members and other archives folks.

Photo by Jordan McDonald on Unsplash