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SHOUT! For Libraries
29 minutes | 7 days ago
S05E06 – Reader's Advisory: Pandemic Edition
In our final episode of the season, our hosts reflect on some of the fascinating media they've consumed over the past year. From theraputic media to media deemed as transcendental to those secret guilty pleasure, our host share all on the media that's helped them get through the pandemic.Music Credits:Beanbag Fight by Scanglobe
45 minutes | a month ago
S05E06 - Digital NWT Part 2
In the second part of our DigitalNWT episode, we continue talking with Jacey Firth-Hagan and Kyle Napier to learn more about Digital NWT, a digital literacy education project. Then, we sit down with Jessie Curell to learn about Hands on Media Education and digital storytelling.Music Credits:Beanbag Fight by ScanglobeAlgorithms by Chad Crouch
38 minutes | 2 months ago
S05E05 – Digital NWT Part 1
This episode we explore digital literacy through the Digital NWT project, a digital literacy education project designed for northern communities in Canada. We talk to Dr. Michael McNally, Jacey Firth-Hagan and Kyle Napier to learn more about this project.Music Credits:Beanbag Fight by ScanglobeAlgorithms by Chad Crouch
29 minutes | 4 months ago
S05E04 - Gifts from the Library
This episode, we unwrap some of the highs and lows in the library world. First, we take a look at eBook policies, followed by a discussion of vocational awe and freedom of expression. Then, we move on to an exploration of late fees and the Lady bountiful archetype. Finally, we end with a reading of poems from the public domain. Music Credits:Beanbag Fight - ScanglobeO Tannenbaum - Dee Yan-KeyGood King Wenceslas - The Canterbury Carolers
73 minutes | 5 months ago
S05E03 - Cursed Media
This Fundrive episode was recorded virtual campfire style under the full moon on Halloween night. Join our hosts as they share some petrifying, blood curdling tales about cursed media. We start with a discussion on cursed book. Then, we sit down with Robert Desjardins and Francois Pageau to discuss the dark side of a medieval manuscript located in the Ualberta libraries. Finally, we end with a discussion of Roko's basilisk.Music Credits:Beanbag Fight by ScanglobeWith sound effects by Filo_Rossi on freesound.org
29 minutes | 6 months ago
S05E02 - Haunted Libraries Revisited
This episode we're taking you back to Season 2 for a virtual tour of some of UAlberta's and Edmonton's spookiest libraries. Join us as we unearth haunted tales from the Rutherford Library, the Cameron Library for Engineering, Science and Business and the Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum. Then, stay tuned because we're breaking down our top 10 literary costume ideas for this Halloween season. Finally, we leave you with a spine-chilling story by William Croft Dickinson. Music Credits:Scanglobe - Beanbag FightCindy Lee - Cat O' Nine Tails ICindy Lee - Cat O' Nine Tails IICindy Lee - Cat O' Nine Tails IIIThe Shaggs - It's HalloweenLydia Lunch - Spooky
38 minutes | 7 months ago
S05E01 - Think Tank
It has been referred to as the Think Tank and likened to a spaceship, however, in this episode we look beyond its interesting architecture. We headed to the streets to find out what you think of the new and improved Stanley Milner Library. Then, stay tuned, because we had the opportunity to sit down with Holly Arneson, the Associate Manager of Makerspace with the Edmonton Public Library. Find out her thoughts and insights on all the exciting things planned for the makerspace at the newly renovated library.Music Credits: Beanbag Fight by ScanglobeAlgorithms by Chad Crouch
29 minutes | a year ago
S04E08 – Frankenstein vs. the Apocolypse
For this episode, we resurrected three of our favourite segments from the last year. Sam Popowich discusses his book Confronting the Democratic Discourse of Librarianship: A Marxist Perspective, featuring a historical materialist account of library ideology and its development. Next we revisit our first It Came from the Stacks piece, where we unearthed a set of ancient Sumerian tablets from the depths of the library special collections. And we close on an eerily fitting countdown of the top 10 dystopian works of the 2010’s. Music credits:BTSTU - Jai PaulFreezing But Warm - MeydänJasmine - Jai Paul
36 minutes | a year ago
S04E07 – Librarians Gone Wild
What happens when librarians go wild? Well, you’ll know from this episode. We bring you spicy reviews of Madonna’s aptly titled book, Sex, and other controversial titles from the stacks in the Bruce Peel Special Collection. Anne Elefante, a member of the Future Librarians for Intellectual Freedom shared banned library books with us, and you’d be surprised by what is banned. Finally, we have SLIS’ own Dr. Danielle Allard talking about her work on a sex workers database.~~~~Music credits:intro: freesound.org/people/B_Sean/sounds/421888/
29 minutes | a year ago
S04E06 – Fast and Furious Librarian Road
This episode covers Forum for Information Professionals (FIP) held on Feb. 7, 2020. FIP is a student-run conference hosted by the students in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta.In this episode, several conference presenters talked about their works, with topics including climate change, refugee information needs, libraries values in the technology industry, and cataloguing indigenious syllabics. We also had the opportunity to chat with the keynote speaker Sharon Siga, CEO of the Strathcona County Library. Finally, FIP organizers would share their thoughts on behind-the-scene stories of running this conference.~~~~~~Music credits:Retro by B_Sean: freesound.org/people/B_Sean/sounds/421888/Drums for Fun 75 bpm by tyballer92: freesound.org/people/tyballer92/sounds/450290/D to A and more D A by aceinet: freesound.org/people/aceinet/sounds/425819/
29 minutes | a year ago
S04E05 – 20/20
It's the first episode of the year and the decade! The Shout team presents you fresh contents in various topics closely related to the future of librarianship. Belinda tackles library/librarian stereotypes, Timothy gives us a rundown of Canadian public domain and the works entering it in 2020, and Joel hones in on scholarly piracy and shadow libraries.~~~~~~~Music credits:Retro by B_Sean: https://freesound.org/people/B_Sean/sounds/421888/Background Music Treatment by carpuzi: https://freesound.org/people/carpuzi/sounds/382327/Guitar Background Sample by uEffects: https://freesound.org/people/uEffects/sounds/327575/
30 minutes | a year ago
S04E04 – Bests of the Decade
As we approach the end of a decade, the Shout team presents you our year-end tradition, Readers' Advisory (but in fact Top Tens of the Decade). What are some of the best dystopian fictions in the past decade? What about collections and reissues? Wait, we have more... We give you the top ten years of the past decade! We wrap up the year (and the decade) with a review on Arthur Russell’s album "Iowa Dream" released in November 2019.~~~~~~~~~~~Intro music: "Retro" by B_Sean https://freesound.org/people/B_Sean/sounds/421888/Arthur Russell's "Iowa Dream": https://arthurrussell.bandcamp.com/album/iowa-dream
32 minutes | a year ago
S04E03 – Intellectual Freedom in Library Spaces
In October 2019, the Toronto Public Library rented a meeting room to a group called “Radical Feminists Unite!” who invited a trans-exclusionary radical feminist, Meghan Murphy, to speak. This raises heated discussions around library policies and the border line of freedom of expression in Canada.In this episode, some Shouters had our own live panel discussion on this incident, intellectual freedom and the use of library spaces. As future librarians, we talked about the generational divide in interpreting freedom of expression, intellectual freedom in the context of libraries and in Canada, the core values of libraries, and how and why library policies are important in terms of integrating into communities.We also have statements from several people who shared their thoughts with us: Matthew Stepanic, writer in residence at EPL and co-owner of Glass Bookshop; Parker Leflar, co-owner of the Quiltbag and a frequent library patron; and Colette Poitras, a Métis librarian.~~~~~~~Links:The intro music for this episode is "Been A Long Night" by Galcher Lustwerk from his new album "Information". galcherlustwerk.bandcamp.com/album/informationGender Identity: What Does It Mean for Society, the Law, and Women — A talk by Meghan Murphy Oct 31 2019www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIzXSLFeAxQText available here: donotlink.it/V1Ol7Alvin Schrader's relevant piece from August:cfe.ryerson.ca/blog/2019/08/can-…face-outrage-overPostmedia where Alvin is quoted:leaderpost.com/news/planned-even…8134-462befdad19eEdmonton Public Library's room renting policies: www.epl.ca/board/#policiesDaniel Sarah Karasik on the harm caused by trans-phobic speech and the myth of neutrality:briarpatchmagazine.com/blog/view/the…-public-spaceGwen Benaway was majorly involved with challenging the booking and went and spoke in front of the board: twitter.com/GwenBenaway/status/1186758587445579776www.dailyxtra.com/meghan-murphy-to…hats-next-164045Pilar Martinez:CULC letter: http://www.culc.ca/cms_lib/CULC-CBUC%20Letter%20to%20CBC.pdfThe CBC interview in question: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.5324424/i-m-not-going-to-reconsider-toronto-s-top-librarian-refuses-to-bar-speaker-critical-of-transgender-rights-1.5324431
60 minutes | a year ago
S04E02 – Weird Research
In this FunDrive episode, we discuss some of the “weird” research happening on and off campus, including interviews with Robyn Stobbs about D&D and with Dr. Heather Proctor about mites, and features on the Grateful Dead Internet Archive Collection, the Ig Nobel Prizes, and unique library finds! And welcome new Shout member Belinda Ongaro!
29 minutes | 2 years ago
S04E01 – Politics of Librarianship
Three years ago in S01E04, we interviewed Sam Popowich, Discovery Systems Librarian at the UofA. This year, Sam is back discussing his new book about Marxist approach in librarianship. We also have Margaret Law who has rich experience in advocating for libraries talking about library advocacy. Also, we welcome new team members Timothy and Dan!
29 minutes | 2 years ago
S03E08 – Libraries in Times of Crisis Part 2
Following the theme of our last episode, here you’ll find contents about opioid overdose and libraries’ response, the challenge of promoting Palestinian literature, the Red Crow Community College Library dealing with the loss after a fire, and the public’s reaction to the Winnipeg Public Library’s security measures.
36 minutes | 2 years ago
S03E07 – Libraries in Times of Crisis Part 1
In this episode, we explored how libraries respond to social movement and political issues. Join us for a discussion on libraries and information crisis, how families reunite at a border library, how the Ferguson Municipal Library in Missouri responds to social crisis, and an autonomous intellectual library project in amiskwaciwâskahikan.
29 minutes | 2 years ago
S03E06 – Social Justice and Tech
An overview of Social Justice and technology initiatives happening in Edmonton and at the University of Alberta.
29 minutes | 2 years ago
S03E05 – Library Treasures
Listen to the unique items our campus libraries hold. Hear about our map collections, rare books, and new technology such as robots you can take home and program! Listen to a review of Susan Orlean’s The Library Book and hear about librarians favourite items in our collections.
26 minutes | 2 years ago
S03E04 – Reader’s Advisory
Since it’s the end of a busy semester AND holiday season, we gift you with a tasty box of mixed chocolates in the form of “reader advisory,” sharing thoughts on Netflix Christmas movies; we also review Lonnie Holleys’ album “MITH,” the “Citations Needed” podcast, and some shenanigans of the review of Canada’s Copyright Act.
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