Hey, everyone! I invite you to check out the latest library science-y meets morbid curiosity monument in my ever-expanding empire. The Death Reference Desk is a project I am thrilled to be part of with another librarian, Kim Anderson based in Portland, Oregon, and John Erik Troyer, a professor of death and dying studies in Bath, UK.
What the heck’s a Death Reference Desk? It’s a blog meets library without, well, books or subscription resources or any money at all, really, but we do have librarians! Two of ‘em! Plus one embattled professor obsessed with hyperstimulated corpses and the mechanization of death. It is a match made only on and through the power of the internet. What do we do? We scour the net and brick-n-mortar libraries for the best academic and general interest resources on death and dying topics, including current events with our ever-charming commentary. We also answer your death-related questions because we’re librarians and we’re awesome like that.
I built the site in WordPress and have been having a blast tracking and wrestling to the dust interesting and entertaining death content. Have a look around, subscribe, follow us on twitter, be amazed and so on and so forth.