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

(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 is a writer, artist, and librarian whose work combines library and archival research with interests in experimental prose, poetry, visual poetry, performance, and the visual arts. Her work has been published in print and online journals in Canada, the US, and the UK, including Carousel, CV2, The Fiddlehead, Lemonhound, The Malahat Review, Paratext, Plath Profiles, The Rusty Toque, and Vallum.

In 2011, Baseline Press published her chapbook, The Black Car, based on her research working with Sylvia Plath's archives. Another chapbook, Noise and Silence, was published as a digital edition by Poetry is Dead in 2013. In 2018, flask publishing produced Bride Machine, a limited edition artist multiple of 14 folios of poetry inspired by Marcel Duchamp's The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even. She has written two novels: The Candy Darlings, and Burning From the Inside, which was shortlisted for the 2014 ReLit Award. She currently sits on the Poetry Board of The Malahat Review and is represented by the Rights Factory

As a research librarian, Walde is interested in the history and professional identity of the academic librarian, and collaborated with UVic Libraries' colleague and co-investigator Shailoo Bedi in a national case study on Canadian academic librarians embedded in collaborative research projects, published in College and Research Libraries. Walde has also been involved with other research projects at UVic, including: Linked Modernisms, a computational ontology of Modernism with UVic Professor Stephen Ross; and Moving Trans History Forward with Aaron Devor, Academic Director of the Transgender Archives, and Lara Wilson, Director of Special Collection and the University Archivist at the University of Victoria. She has presented at numerous conferences across Norther America, including BCLA, CLA, OLA, GSISC, ALADN, CARA West, and PAMLA. She is also the current Co-Chair of the Vancouver Island Library Staff Conference, and the Chair of the Keeping it ReAL committee.

In 2018, Walde was the recipient of the BC Academic Libraries Section (BCALS) Outstanding Contribution Award, which recognizes an individual who works in an academic library whose professional achievements have made a real difference to students, faculty, or colleagues in British Columbia.