Staffless Libraries in Ireland: A Brief Appreciation of Librarians

Former minister Mary O’Rourke penned an open letter to Simon Coveney regarding plans to roll out staffless libraries across Ireland. It’s… Continue Reading Staffless Libraries in Ireland: A Brief Appreciation of Librarians

Much To-Do about Organsing My Time: Managing the Mess of Schedules and Lists

As the tasks and deadlines of the new year loom I find my eyes drawn to any tweet, post, update… Continue Reading Much To-Do about Organsing My Time: Managing the Mess of Schedules and Lists

Teaching Philosophy

*I decided that posting my Teaching Philosophy here is long overdue, so below is the most up-to-date version as of… Continue Reading Teaching Philosophy

#AcWriMo Update: Explorations in Peer Review, Data Collection, and Losing Myself in the Chthulucene

Unfortunately, I have not been able to maintain the kind of momentum I was so optimistic about at the beginning… Continue Reading #AcWriMo Update: Explorations in Peer Review, Data Collection, and Losing Myself in the Chthulucene

#AcWriMo 2016 Goals

It’s about that time of year again when us #AcWriMo devotees declare our intentions for the month ahead (and when… Continue Reading #AcWriMo 2016 Goals

The Anthropocene Has Arrived

The Anthropocene has arrived, a new epoch hallmarked by mass-produced and often abused chickens, plastic pollution, and the fallout from nuclear tests:… Continue Reading The Anthropocene Has Arrived

Talkin’ about an Academic Publishing Revolution

“Why aren’t we all just publishing our stuff open access?!?!” This question was asked by a frustrated scholar during a… Continue Reading Talkin’ about an Academic Publishing Revolution

Do Sewing Machines Dream of Electric Patriarchy? Women, Artificial Intelligence, and Misogyny

As a child, my walk home from school brought me past a boat yard every day. For years there was… Continue Reading Do Sewing Machines Dream of Electric Patriarchy? Women, Artificial Intelligence, and Misogyny