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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

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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!

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.

Here we go!

30 Jan

This project came into being following a discussion we had regarding student, administrative, and faculty experience at FIMS (The Faculty of Information Science at the University of Western Ontario) being sometimes in a state of disconnect (for a variety of reasons, including the pace of the program and resulting rapid student turnover). We wanted to see a more engaged student population; we ourselves wanted to feel more involved. After a rushed conversation in the final weeks of our first term, the beginnings of The Pocket Librarian was scooped up and shaped into a solid academic idea, encouraged and supervised – to our delight – by Dr. Pam McKenzie.

Our aims in this project are not the world. With this podcast, something that has quickly become “our baby”, we want to help to alter the LIS (Library and Information Science) community at FIMS by talking about topics of common interest, by talking with the smorgasbord of bright minds in the department, and work to disseminate information about the FIMS experience that may not currently be accessible to everyone within it.

The Pocket Librarian is meant to both provide librarians and soon-to-be librarians with tools, and to be, in itself, a tool for the community to utilize and engage with. Our goal? To provide new and exciting perspectives that explore the realms of libraries and librarianship that may go unnoticed – even if these perspectives are just our own.