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.


Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
The Sapphires

Trends Like These

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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