Shush Me Awake

Shush Me Awake is part of a larger work, Shush: A Creative (Re)Construction, which stems from research conducted during a sabbatical in fall 2017. Shush Me Awake, an audio piece, explores the shush as a performative act. The composer notes provide additional technical details about the audio piece itself. The accompanying framing essay uses an autoethnographic approach to provide a contextualized look at the composition process for this piece, while simultaneously situating it within existing scholarship in library and information studies on the image of the librarian and stereotypes.