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Stuart Hall Library Research Network meeting, Thursday 25 April, 6.30-8.30

Christa Holka INIVA SHLRsrchNtwk 31Jan13 0021

© Christa Holka

Join us for our fourth Research Network meeting.

Alice Corble will present ‘Storying’ the Postcolonial Library

Alice is a PhD second-year student at Goldsmiths University of London, Sociology department. Her research looks at cultural and political dimensions of public and alternative libraries in Britain in the present conjuncture of economic crisis and technological change. Alice has experience of working in public and alternative libraries in London, and became a certified ‘Radical Librarian’ with The Feminist Library in 2009. Alice was an AHRC research fellow at Sarai during winter 2012-2013, when she explored the postcolonial library landscapes of Delhi and Kolkata. These experiences have caused her to rethink the dominant narratives and values associated with libraries, and guided her research into finding new ways of reading library history, knowledge and experience, which she will explore in this presentation.

Maxine Miller will respond to Alice’s presentation.

Maxine is currently Library Collections Manager at Tate Library and Archives. She is also a member of the BCA Steering Committee, and part of the UCL Drawing Over the Colour Line Research Project Steering Group. She was Library and Information Manager at the Iniva (now Stuart Hall) Library from 2006-2010. Maxine has extensive knowledge and experience of libraries; she was Chair of the African Caribbean Library Association, Commissioner on the Mayor of London’s Commission on African and Asian Heritage, and a Digital Resource Associate for the Arts Council Cultural Leadership Programme at the National Library of Jamaica. Maxine was identified as a Woman to Watch by the Arts Council in 2010.

Space is limited in the library, so if you have not already done so please contact us to book a place.

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