Journal of Critical Digital Libraianship
Recorded Sept 23rd, 2022
Sophie Ziegler is the principal for Ziegler Research and Consulting LLC as well as being an educator, community organizer, critical digital librarian, and researcher. Before launching their consultancy Sophie served as the Head of Digital Programs & Services at Louisiana State University (LSU) Libraries along with being the founding editor of the Journal of Critical Digital Librarianship. Sophie is also a respected voice advocating for liberatory memory work and how memory work impacts and influences queer, transgender, and racial justice.
In part one of this two part episode Sophie Ziegler discusses their path to the information professions; from receiving their masters of library and information science from Drexel University in Philadelphia to serving as a faculty librarian at LSU. The discussion covers topics such as the impact and influence of whiteness within information professions regarding both information as content and professional practices.
Part two of this TOI episode, picks right up from the part one; Sophie and host Tony Dunbar share about the personal responsibility connected with advocating for points of critical transformation within information studies discourse and information professions. Before concluding Ziegler goes into detail about their current work and projects.
This interview is quite the critically engaging dialogue intersecting identity driven perspectives with the realities of working as an information professional. The depth of insights within the dynamic dialogue makes this episode of the TOI a must listen.
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