Ep 35 – Belonging, Safety, and Police Presence in Libraries with Stacy Collins – part 2

In this two-part interview, we chat with Stacy Collins, Research & Instruction Librarian at Simmons University in Boston, about police in libraries, as well as the role of policing in the forms of social work and librarianship. Timestamps: 0:00 - 1:24 Intro 1:24 - 5:56 Why police shouldn’t be in libraries 5:56 - 9:56 How... Continue Reading →

Ep 34 – Anti-Oppression and Research Guides with Stacy Collins – part 1

In this two-part interview, we chat with Stacy Collins, Research & Instruction Librarian at Simmons University in Boston, about the Anti-Oppression LibGuide that she’s created, and how anti-oppression is intertwined with children’s literature.  Timestamps: 0:00 - 1:43 Intro 1:43 - 5:39 How did you get into librarianship? 5:39 - 11:51 What is anti-oppression, and what’s... Continue Reading →

Ep 28 – Season 3 and Back to School

In this episode we outline our plans for season 3, as well as pass along some advice for folks returning or thinking of applying to library/archives school, with some guest clips from good friends Sony, Zakir, and Victoria. Read along with the transcript: https://tinyurl.com/y3g7abyo Listen to the episode here: https://anchor.fm/organizing-ideas/episodes/Ep-28---Season-3-and-Back-to-School-ek1sp2 The cover art is done... Continue Reading →

Ep 25 – Community-Led Teen Librarianship with Ariel Caldwell

We talk with Ariel Caldwell, a Teen Services Librarian at Vancouver Public Library, about teen librarianship, community-led work, juggling 5 calendars, using improv to navigate power dynamics, intergenerational programming, and creating fun! You can reach Ariel at ariel.caldwell [at] vpl [dot] ca. Read along with the transcript: https://tinyurl.com/yckbpmzh Listen to the episode: https://anchor.fm/organizing-ideas/episodes/Ep-25---Community-Led-Teen-Librarianship-with-Ariel-Caldwell-ed0c9t The cover... Continue Reading →

Ep 24 – Libraries, “Democracy”, and Intellectual Freedom with Sam Popowich

In anticipation of the (now cancelled) British Columbia Library Association 2020 conference on “Libraries, Democracy, and Action,” Sam Popowich, author of Confronting the Democratic Discourse of Librarianship: A Marxist Approach, talks about intellectual freedom and what democracy means in libraries. Follow Sam on Twitter @redlibrarian  Listen to the episode here. Read along with the transcript:... Continue Reading →

Ep 21 – (Elementary) Teacher Librarianship and Inquiry-Based Learning with Elaine Su

Throw out the whole book! In this episode we chat with Elaine Su, an elementary school teacher librarian and advocate for youth voices, about inquiry-based learning and education practices and reform—and what she means by throwing the whole book out.  Listen to the episode here: https://anchor.fm/organizing-ideas/episodes/Ep-21---Elementary-Teacher-Librarianship-and-Inquiry-Based-Learning-with-Elaine-Su-ebbghm Follow Elaine on Twitter @elainesoup Read along with the... Continue Reading →

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