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Daniel Clarkson Fisher

Library Services Associate,
Markham Public Library

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Library Services Associate, Markham Public Library

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Bio

Daniel Clarkson Fisher (he/him/his) is a librarian residing on the traditional territories of the Anishnaabe Peoples and the Haudenosaunee Peoples, which are covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. He earned an MLIS from Western University in 2022 and an MFA in Documentary Media from Toronto Metropolitan University in 2019.

Danny was the recipient of the 2022 Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize from the Progressive Librarians Guild. His winning essay, “A Promised (but Ultimately Unreachable) Land,” was published in Progressive Librarian, and he presented it in-person at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

Danny has worked as a circulation assistant in the Allen Ginsberg Library at Naropa University, a substitute library media specialist in the Crawfordsville Community School Corporation, and a library assistant in the Lewis R. Lancaster Research Library at University of the West. In addition, he interviewed Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges and Greyston founder Bernie Glassman about their book The Dude and the Zen Master for the Los Angeles Public Library’s ALOUD series in 2013.

Danny is also an Open Librarian-In-Training with the Open Library, an initiative of the Internet Archive.

Professional Associations

Ontario Library Association
2021 - Present

Progressive Librarians Guild
2020 - Present

Interests

  • Equity of Access
  • Information Commons
  • Librarianship
  • Privacy
  • Readers' Advisory
  • Social change