S.S. Librarianship

a podcast for librarians and the nerds who love them

Hi! We're Alli Sullivan & Sam Mills. We met in a pub the night before our first day of library school, and since then we've been through a lot together - classes, presentations, jobs, weddings, Dungeons & Dragons campaigns - all the while finding ourselves engrossed in wide-ranging conversations about television, film, books, technology, and what it means to be a young, nerdy, lady librarian in the twenty-first century. This podcast is our attempt to share our conversation with you - we hope you enjoy listening, and we hope you'll jump in and join us by sending in a question, comment, or topic for us to discuss on the show!

Episode Sixty-Four - "Free market, or something?"

This week...

Mind Grapes: It's hot, so thinking deeply is not really a priority right now. Alli has four words for you: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Also a brief foray in to the film The Sapphires in a display of Australian media love. Sam talks about a new podcast that we have both been enjoying with Brent Black and Travis McElroy in Trends Like These - a discussion of issues, events, or various other things that are trending on the internet. 

Where Do We Put This?: Sam is in the research hot seat this week with a bit of a (wonderful, informative) lecture about net neutrality. What is it? Why has it been in the news so much in the past year? What is Canada doing right (again)? Why should librarians give a hoot? And what still needs to be examined and helped? We scratch the surface here, but we would love to hear your thoughts.

Links:

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
The Sapphires

Trends Like These

OPENmedia.ca
The Electronic Frontier Foundation
"The Feds Lost on Net Neutrality, But Won Control of the Internet" | Berin Szoka and Geoffrey Maine in Wired magazine
"Dear FCC: Rethink the Vague "General Conduct" Rule" | Corynne McSherry from the Electronic Frontier Foundation
"Why Canadians Should Celebrate FCC's Net Neutrality Regulation" | Andrew Tai for Huffington Post Canada
"Why the U.S. Net Neutrality Debate Has Not Spilled Into Canada" | Christine Dobby for The Globe and Mail
"Net Neutrality: CRTC Bans Bell from Subsidizing Data Usage for Mobile TV App" | Christine Dobby for The Globe and Mail
"FCC Met with Canadian Researcher to Understand CRTC" | Robin Levinson King for The Toronto Star
Unblock Canada | OPENmedia.ca
"Net Neutrality in Canada and What It Means for Libraries" | Alex Guindon and Danielle Dennie in Parternship: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research
Net Neutrality | John Oliver on Last Week Tonight
Net Neutrality Update | John Oliver on Last Week Tonight

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