A couple of weeks ago we attended the ‘Decolonising
the curriculum –the Library’s role’ conference at Goldsmiths, at
was speaking. Given that the University of Sussex Library is in the
process of formulating its own approach to decolonisation, and that this is
both an extremely important and yet often frustratingly vague topic, we thought
colleagues might be interested in a quick report.
To kick off the new year on the blog we continue our mini series on libraries from childhood, this time with Sam Nesbit.
Blindfold me, spin me dizzy, and send me staggering down the
Uxbridge Road: I could still find my
way to the shelf which held the Dorling Kindersley Encyclopaedia of Sharks in Shepherds Bush Public Library. Such was
my fascination with all things Carcharodon
carcharias that I must’ve borrowed that book over 50 times (no automatic
renewals in the 80s!), and it helped embed a lifelong fear of swimming in water
more than knee-high. (My dad letting me watch ‘Jaws’ at a ridiculously young
age didn’t help, but I’m not pointing fingers…)