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