Christine Walde

Christine Walde

Christine Walde, MLIS
Grants and Awards Librarian

Room 408
Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library
University of Victoria Libraries
PO Box 1800 STN CSC
Victoria BC Canada
V8W 3H5

Tel (250) 853-3613

Christine Walde is the Grants and Awards Librarian at the University of Victoria Libraries, where she supports and enhances the research activities and community engagement priorities of UVic Libraries, specifically in the areas of grants funding and awards, including special projects related to community engagement. She is also the General Editor of UVic Libraries' publication series, which is devoted to showcasing the library's archives and special collections.

Christine Walde's research interests range broadly within libraries and archives and intersect with her interdisciplinary work as a poet, artist and librarian.

As a research librarian, she is interested in the professional role of the academic librarian and has collaborated with colleague and co-investigator Shailoo Bedi in a national case study on Canadian academic librarians embedded in collaborative research projects. Walde has also been involved in a research project with library colleagues on the process of research-creation and the role of the library, and has acted as a collaborator in several successful SSHRC-funded projects, including Moving Trans History Forward with UVic faculty member Aaron Devor and Director of Special Collections Lara Wilson; and LiMo, a computational ontology of Linked Modernisms with UVic faculty member Stephen Ross. Walde has also presented at numerous conferences across North America, including at BCLA, CLA, OLA, GSISC, and ALADN.

As a poet, Walde's work often focuses on the intersections of text, language, meaning and interpretation. She has been published in a variety of print and online journals, including recent appearances in Carousel and Matrix Magazine, and previously in The Fiddlehead, Lemonhound, The Malahat Review, The Rusty Toque, Plath Profiles and Vallum. In 2011, Baseline Press published the chapbook The Black Car, based on her research with Sylvia Plath's archives at Smith College and Indiana University. Another chapbook, Noise and Silence, was published by Poetry is Dead magazine as a digital edition in 2013. She currently sits on the Poetry Board of The Malahat Review, and is working on an artist edition and collection of poetry about artist and librarian Marcel Duchamp.

Watch her Faces of UVic Research video here: