Past month’s immersion in officially paying off with a successful facilitation of an intro workshop on campus. But still it’s one of those “the more you know, the more you know you don’t know” things—in a good way.

Hello, all! I'm an academic librarian at Marquette U. I have two main roles there--supporting digital scholarship and leading the creative/communication side of the library's administration.

My work-related research currently focuses on the relationships between open access publishing and social justice. I'm also interested in languages, especially in relation to print culture. I geek out on visual design, early sound recordings, and learning how to use new digital tools.

Glad to be here!

Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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