Welcome to my web page! I, Karolina Andersdotter, am a librarian and an information advocate. I have been getting on by wit since 1988 and can best be described as a 21st century Oscar Wilde passionate about books, libraries, and the internet. I was once addressed as ”mother of digitisation, breaker of copyright” in a speech about nation libraries, I think that was a pretty nifty description as well! My sister has also done a comic about me *beam*.
I am currently a PhD candidate in information studies at Åbo Akademi University, where I do research on perceptions of freedom of expression, privacy, and trust in government among librarians and library users. In 2017—2021 I worked as digital scholarship librarian at Uppsala University Library. I have previously worked at IFLA with library and information policy issues.
I hold a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science (hons, dissertation – it’s excellent, DIK says so!) from Uppsala University and a Master of Arts in Digital Asset and Media Management (hons, dissertation) from King’s College London.
I’m open to freelance work as a lecturer, workshop facilitator, or content producer (yes, I realise how drab that sounds) on topics such as libraries and sustainability (2030 Agenda perspective), copyright and digital creativity in libraries, and privacy in libraries. On my events page you can see a sample of presentations I’ve previously held (as well as academic presentations). Send me an e-mail or an owl if you want to talk more!
Generally, I like to do great things (because I’m awesome) or small things (I pay attention to detail) or exciting things (I’m an outside-of-the-box thinker, mainly because I was never assimilated by the Borg) or all at the same time. I also make great coffee!