CAPAL’s first member profile of 2021 is of Eva Revitt, Copyright Librarian and Subject Librarian at MacEwan University.
What is the best thing about living in your city? What’s the worst?
I live in Edmonton and this city has an amazing river valley that is the largest urban park in Canada. I have come to love and appreciate this natural wonder all the more in the « COVID year. » I’m torn, not sure if it’s the long winter or endless construction that I hate the most.
What are you reading right now? What is it about?
Inconvenient Indian by King. It is a history of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The work tugs at your social consciousness. Colonizers and settlers can be real assholes.
Tell us about someone whose work you admire.
Dorothy Smith. She is a Canadian sociologist and social theorist who developed institutional ethnography. I find the approach a unique way of helping us understand the social world and how things come about as they do.
What are you most excited to be working on right now?
Revising our copyright policy. Arguably a mind-numbing endeavour but the process includes lots of potential for expanding the appreciation of Open Education Resources.
What made you decide to join CAPAL?
It is one of the few associations focused on the professional librarian versus the building.
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