I wanted to call this episode “Jordan Hale: Badassery In Action” but that doesn’t really explain what they do or who they are except that they are exactly that- a total badass.
I would not be the same person if I didn’t know Jordan. This episode starts off with me laughing and I am so glad that it does because Jordan brings me joy. I cannot imagine anyone meeting Jordan and not being folded into the joyful, strong and brilliant person that they are and continue to be.
We agree and disagree, they teach me so many things. Speaking to Jordan on this podcast and listening to them tell me about their work, I learned so many things that made me fall even more in love with archiving, preservation and the kickass people who make up this community. I’m all starry-eyed for Jordan Hale and not just because we have great cat conversations (although that’s a big plus cuz their cats are like majorly adorable mmkay?).
Here is Jordan’s Bio:
Jordan Hale is a landscape geographer and cat friend who is presently the Digital Repositories Librarian at the University of Waterloo. Their dream is to work as a media archivist for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Here are some of the amazing things that they have written, some of which we discussed on the podcast:
Here is the NBD (No Big Deal) campaign that Jordan & I both love!
Here is the Little Free Libraries piece that raised such an uproar. IT’S GREAT. Read it!!
Click on this link for Jordan’s incredible piece on the ethics of archiving sex-worker’s lives.
And I know that many of you will be as interested in Jordan’s thesis as I was so here is access to their work on the memorial highways in Canada.