About

Vassiliki Veros is currently a doctoral candidate in Information and Knowledge Management/Digital Information Management at the University of Technology Sydney. She has been a public library practitioner and educator since 1989 with experience in readers’ advisory, collection development and digital information services. She is a founding member of the NSW Readers’ Advisory Committee and has an ongoing interest in reader advocacy.

Her research interests are in marginalisation, library practices, reading practices, metadata interplays and metaliteracies, oracy, digital information, Public Lending Rights, romance fiction, children’s fiction, popular culture and paratexts.

Vassiliki has been a regular guest on The Blurb on ABC’s 702Sydney radio since 2013 where she discusses books, libraries, blogging and fiction with host Linda Mottram. Their discussions have included bookgroups, little libraries, fanfiction, transmedia fiction, reader review processes, as well as peculiar places to read. Vassiliki is an avid and irreverent reader who tweets as @VaVeros.

She reads. She watches. She plays.

Occasionally, she teaches.

And when her mood takes her, she writes.

 

 

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Vassiliki
    Firstly, thank for a thrilling conversation. Your ideas are so thought-provoking. Admittedly, where I wanted to provoked!

    But you have restored my faith in the academic world.

    There is a comfort factor romance readers find. You’ve maybe seen it? A tv documentary on mills and boon writers.

    Writing is a craft. Check out Alan Rickman’s last words pointing out the loss of working class actors now. What we see and read is increasingly posh.

    My site is: http://www.tracproductions.com

    All strength for your PhD

    Again, it’s a pleasure to meet
    Robert Cockburn

    • Thank you too, Robert.

      It was an absolute pleasure meeting you too. Our conversation certainly made me think.

      I have seen both the M&B documentary you mention and read Alan Rickman’s words. I also feel that the loss of working class actors spills into all aspects of creative life, sadly. And posh writing has always been culturally privileged over populist writing which is continuously denigrated.

      However, public libraries still allow for people of all backgrounds to cross paths, thankfully. They have gone the opposite way and moved away from only being for posh writing. I hope this continues for many years.

      Thank you once again
      Vassiliki

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