That graffiti in the Engineering faculty toilets telling you to tear off your Arts degree one square at a time? It's now Australian Government policy.
thought this might be a good time to revisit these reflections from my arts degree 😭📚✊https://queerbrarian.wordpress.com/2018/03/31/what-is-red-and-other-questions-and-reflections-from-an-arts-degree
started reading some of the latest #reset readings and I really like them ✊https://commonslibrary.org/reset-4-a-new-economy/ particularly https://theconversation.com/tonight-we-riot-what-nintendos-revolutionary-video-game-misses-about-worker-liberation-136254
the surprisingly Marxist 'Library Trends' journal
Just doing some light Friday night reading on Democratizing the Union at UC Berkeley: Lecturers and Librarians in Solidarity https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9523q3nj
@hugh @holly Hollo's suggestions are fun: "walking school buses or dinner discussion forums, community gardens or communal food preparation, repair cafes or renewable energy co-ops, non-violent direct action groups or formal Citizens’ Assemblies. They might involve professional groups imposing green bans, residents converting streets to guerrilla parks, or groups of small businesses establishing a local currency." A bit naff? But fun is important too #reset
hear more in zoom life tomorrow night https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/town-hall-debate-on-the-jobs-protection-framework-at-la-trobe-university-tickets-107060494822
some #GLAMblogclub thoughts on Solidarity #Forever and the higher education sector at the moment 📚✊https://queerbrarian.wordpress.com/2020/05/31/solidarity-forever
Solidarity Forever - Clare https://queerbrarian.wordpress.com/2020/05/31/solidarity-forever/
I would really, really like to see more GLAMs operating under harm minimisation principles—who does this service / resource / space / attitude harm, and how can we minimise that harm. When libraries were debating whether to close (before that decision was made for them) it felt like so many institutions weren't considering the harm that staying open could do.
Something I keep coming back, both from the archival literature, and in my own professional practice, is the philosophy of the ethics of care. This week we read an article about decolonising the ethics of care. Our institutions definitely need more of the decolonising. #reset
I see a lot of potential around the mutual aid networks that have sprung into life around Covid. If those groups are able to pivot from direct care to advocating for community needs on a systemic level it could be really powerful. #reset
A2 is a tricky one and at the moment i feel like GLAM workers can possibly do more outside of the institutions we're in than within it.. I'm feeling a bit burnt by the institution... but I have never had more conversations with colleagues about solidarity, community care and wellbeing, unionism and reflective practice and been working with a number of GLAMorous and academics colleagues by night which gives me hope #reset
The first step to building a better world is imagining that such a world is possible. I think GLAM institutions are ideally placed to push boundaries and stretch imaginations, while also walking the walk re. sustainable energy use, fair treatment + unionisation of staff, holistic care for the communities that use them #reset
I saw David Ritter (Greenpeace CEO) speak at the GLAMSLAM miniconf last year and he exhorted the audience to use our 'GLAM power as clean energy' - to tell new + different + better stories, to help communities create and share new stories too, and to record those stories for all. It's a great listen https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/david-ritter-on-glam-power-as-clean-energy/id1276048279?i=1000434574758 #reset
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