November 15, 2015

Episode 005 - Playing Video Games

Episode 5 is out! It's all about video games in libraries, featuring Mike, JP, and Faythe!

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Total Length: 00:50:00
00:01:00 Playing Video Games
-- 00:01:47 Games we play, and games our patrons play
-- 00:12:48 Reading literacy and book tie-ins
-- 00:15:36 Developing a video game collection
-- 00:18:57 Using bandwidth
-- 00:21:35 Video games turned into movies
-- 00:22:58 How we got started in gaming
-- 00:27:38 Gender and video games
-- 00:40:58 Implementing programs

Games mentioned: Minecraft, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Street Fighter series, Halo series, Grand Theft Auto series, Lara Croft series, Tetris, and more.

November 1, 2015

Episode 4 is out! COMIC BOOK NERDVANA!

Length 1:04:43
00:00:48 Comic Books and Graphic Novels in 741.5 with Ronya, JP, and Scott
- Our comic book pasts, featuring a lot of stuff from the 80's
- Graphic novels in other mediums
- Parsing grahic novel vs comic book vs picture book in publishing vs libraryland
- How the Comics Code Authority skewed our ideas about comics
- Cataloging and circulating graphic novels, etc.
- The wide variety of comics available
- Banning graphic novels
- Comics and women
- Comics as art and literature, with revisiting the Comics Code Authority
- A glancing mention of manga and anime
- What we are reading now
01:04:04 Stinger BINGO

Titles mentioned include Maus, Ghost World, iZombie, Batman, Walking Dead, Wolverine, X-Men, Spiderman, Sandman, Fun Home, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Captain Underpants, Calvin and Hobbes, Cartoon Guide to Physics, works of Harvey Pekar, Fatale, a host of independent titles, Persepolis, Dark Knight, works of R. Crumb, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Scout, Y: The Last Man, Saga, Sex Criminals, Ex Machina, From Hell, the works of Shakespeare in graphic novel format, Dragonball, Ranma 1/2, Chew, Lumberjanes, Revival, and Battle Pug

October 19, 2015

Episode 3: You Come In But You Get Out!

In episode 3, we tackle a tough issue, and we invite Alison Macrina to improve on our discussion from our first episode!

First, Scott and Mike discuss local politics before diving into the issues surrounding homeless patrons, with an eye toward the changes to policy in Edmonton to allow patrons to sleep in the library, and then the change back.

Then, Scott interviews Alison Macrina, @flexlibris on Twitter, the Director of the Library Freedom Project! They cover issues of security and anonymity more completely and accurately, advocating for libraries to take a more active role in anonymizing the computer activities of patrons, and touching on libraries running TOR servers.

We hope you enjoy! Please leave a comment below to let us know how we're doing!

October 4, 2015

Social Media Butterfly

Episode 002 is UP!  Please tell us what you think!

Segment 1 is about using social media in libraries, including Twitter and Facebook, with mentions of other options! There are plenty of examples of what works and what doesn't, including some talk about how Ferguson Municipal Public Library used Twitter during crisis times last year.

Segment 2 has our "Nerd About Town" describing two author visits she attended, one with Salman Rushdie, and the other with Jonathan Franzen!

Please give us feedback. We want to make this thing better and better!

September 21, 2015

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TOR Wars

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