I wish I had more time to read!
I expect lots of you can relate to this.
And yes, we all know that it's not so much having time, as making time to read. But then there's that moment when you do have a few minutes to kill - at a bus stop or something - and then you're overwhelmed. Where to start?!
So here are some archive-related blogs that I've been enjoying.
1. At the Intersection
A blog by April Hathcock about the intersection of libraries, law, feminism, and diversity.
Start Here: You're Gonna Screw Up
2. Things I'm Fonds of
Emily Lonie writes to celebrate the work that archivists do!
Start Here: Passionate People: Lives Dedicated to Archives
3. In The Library With The Lead Pipe
A peer-reviewed journal by a team of librarians, who believe that libraries make the world better.
Start Here: Charlie Remy on Neurodiversity in the Library
4. Learning About Archives
For anyone considering qualifying as an archivist or records manager. My friend Sophie Denman has been writing this blog while studying the MA in Archives and Records Management at University College London. It includes some pretty candid reflections about the course, and useful reviews of the modules.
Start Here: Becoming a student of Archives and Records Management
5. Qisetna: Talking Syria
I love archives because they are human stories. This is an online collection of stories told by Syrians.
Start Here: Seeking the Jasmine Breeze
I've given you my recommendations; now I want yours! (Sorry, what did you expect? There's no such thing as a free lunch!) Tweet me @ArchiveRobin with your suggestions for things to read. I'd love to keep adding to this list.
And don't be shy - if you think your own stuff is great, then I want to read it!
Thanks for being here!
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