Congratulations to MLIS Class of 2010

13 Aug

It’s been a happy week for many of the MLIS-ers at FIMS this week. Many have completed their course work for the year, and have been celebrating with classmates before headed onto the next adventure.

This video has gotten around through FIMS at UWO, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to share it with you, gentle readers and listeners.

MLIS 2010 from pocketlibrarian on Vimeo.

*Music is “Hallelujah” by Vitamin String Quartet

Many thanks to everyone – Emily and I will be back on the mic once the dust settles. 😀

TPL on CFRC 101.9fm today!

17 May

Hi all!

We just found out that CFRC 101.9fm, the campus radio station at Queen’s University, is going to be airing one of our episodes today at 4pm! Be sure to listen in on the radio waves or on cfrcradio.com 🙂

-E

TPL 002: Neutrality, iPad, MLIS from a graduate perspective

7 Apr

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In this episode:

Welcome Back to The Pocket Librarian:

Part One: Emily on Library Neutrality

Emily talks about the idea (and ideal) of library neutrality, and how it has changed for her since her first term at FIMS.

Part Two: Lola Loves Gadgets: On the iPad

Lola explores the exciting ways in which the new Apple iPad can and will impact libraries of all sorts in the near future.

Part Three: Interview with a Public Librarian
Lola and Emily pick the brain of the lovely and enthusiastic Jamie Kamula, a public librarian and recent graduate of the MLIS program at UWO.

Music credits:

Show Links:

Questioning Library Neutrality: Essays from Progressive Librarian
by Alison Lewis

http://libraryjuicepress.com/neutrality.php

(on Amazon) http://www.amazon.ca/Questioning-Library-Neutrality-ProgressiveLibrarian/dp/0977861775

Augmented Reality iPhone application:
http://www.acrossair.com/apps_nearesttube.htm

London Public Library Westmount Branch:
http://www.londonpubliclibrary.ca/westmount

All music used is made possible by podcast safe music websites:
music.mevio.com
freemusicarchive.org
jamendo.com
The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by The Pocket Librarian Podcast producers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or strategies of the MLIS program, FIMS, UWO, or any employee thereof.
For TPL updates, insights, and babblings, find us at:

www.thepocketlibrarian.com
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Putting us out there!

1 Apr

Working out other places to submit the show, we’re now out there on My Podcast Alley feed! {pca-9607b68afce7d590de44d5ac5413ad20} and Feedburner.

A breath of fresh air!

24 Mar

A breath of fresh air!

No, I’m not just talking about the lovely spring air here in London, Ontario – I am talking about our interview today with a fantastic and fun public librarian! After blue skies, adventures (and mis-adventures) in the city, and whispered chats in armchairs by a train set, we got to speak with a wonderful children’s librarian in London who is recent grad of the UWO MLIS program. She was kind enough to let us photograph this letter, which we happily share with you, kind listeners, to satiate your desire for a new episode! We are working on it. Promise. Stay tuned for the audio in the next episode, and thank you so much for your comments and support 🙂

-E

Exciting things ahead!

24 Mar

We’ve been gathering some material for our next episode even during this crunch time during the term.

In the meantime, we’ve also started the TPL podcast fan page on Facebook!

Happy spring everyone!

Wow!

18 Mar

It’s been an amazing first week – so many people have been getting back to us and it’s wonderfully encouraging!

Thank you SO much for subscribing and listening.

We’ve got more to come – so stay tuned!

We exist in iTunes!

12 Mar

Search for us!

Now you can subscribe using iTunes!

(I must say, this is probably one of the biggest moments in my life.)

If you like what you hear, be sure to rate/review us in iTunes!

TPL 001: Our first episode!

9 Mar

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In this episode:

Welcome to The Pocket Librarian: Introduction to Lola, Emily, and the background and vision for TPL.

Part One: Libraries in Pop Culture

Emily explores the ways in which popular media presents libraries to young audiences, and how this image shapes the ways in which libraries become culturally understood.

Part Two:  Lola Interviews her Mom

Lola picks her Mom’s brain about her experiences working and volunteering in different library environments.

Part Three: Co-op spotlight: Heather Nicholson

Emily and Lola interview a current co-op student at an Alberta academic library and find out the value in experience and observation.

Music credits:

All music used is made possible by podcast safe music websites:
music.mevio.com
freemusicarchive.org
jamendo.com
The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by The Pocket Librarian Podcast producers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or strategies of the MLIS program, FIMS, UWO, or any employee thereof.
For TPL updates, insights, and babblings, check out our blog at www.thepocketlibrarian.com and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pocketlibrarian.

Nuggets…

28 Feb

As we near our FIRST REAL EPISODE, I thought I’d jot down some additional thoughts to our process, and why I think it’s taken a full month to actually get to the point of release the audio.

We’ve spent a lot of time searching for podcast safe music (thanks to to music.mevio.com and freemusicarchive.org and the many independent Canadian artists that I’ve approached over the last few weeks) and also working on tweaking the blog.  I’ve personally discovered how much a production can benefit from a “brand” and how much easier it is to have all these materials set up before you actually release the “product.”  Perhaps that’s just my own need to have things in place, however, I will say it makes networking and connecting with potential interview subjects much easier!

On the tech side, a lot of my concern has to do with sound quality and making sure we don’t turn people off simply because it’s unbearable to listen to.  The focus should be, of course, on the the content and not the format.  But just like me desire to have a clear brand and recognizable identity for the show, the presentation of the show is just as important for me.

The best part of this, however, is that this is very much a learning experience.  Despite the techy side of things, what I’ve quickly discovered (and in particular what I LOVE about producing, interviewing and editing segments) is trying to find the nuggets that make an interesting and hopefully entertaining story.

I’ve edited segments for podcasts before but they’ve always been just me, or an interview that was no longer than 6-10 minutes long.  Putting together a WHOLE SHOW, I must say is a much larger endeavour.  Like writing a paper, there is a need to have your final product be CLEAR and still have FLOW.

So… the first episode.  It’s coming. 🙂

Lunch: sweet potato fries, bacon, and omelette (my Sunday brunch of choice)
Couch potato status: hermit