35 episodes

Because libraries and archives are never neutral.

Taking a closer look at the relationships between organizing information and community organizing. We talk to information professionals, activists, and other insightful folks who have thoughts about what we mean when we say, “knowledge is power”. Hosted by two new librarians figuring things out as we go. We are based on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Organizing Idea‪s‬ Organizing Ideas Podcast

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Because libraries and archives are never neutral.

Taking a closer look at the relationships between organizing information and community organizing. We talk to information professionals, activists, and other insightful folks who have thoughts about what we mean when we say, “knowledge is power”. Hosted by two new librarians figuring things out as we go. We are based on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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

    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 to talk about police and security in your workplace
    • 9:56 - 15:35 Social workers and private security in libraries
    • 15:35 - 21:05 Final thoughts on liberation, oppression, and complicity
    Follow Stacy on Twitter @DarkLiterata
    Read along with the transcript: https://tinyurl.com/yyykj645
    The cover art is done by our friend Andrea Lukic (https://www.andrealukic.com/).
    You can reach us at:
    • Email: organizingideaspod [at] gmail [dot] com
    • Twitter: @OrganizingPod
    • Website: https://organizingideaspod.wordpress.com/


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    • 21 min
    Ep 34 - Anti-Oppression and Research Guides with Stacy Collins - part 1

    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 a LibGuide?
    • 11:51 - 17:00 Inspiration for the Anti-Oppression LibGuide?
    • 17:00 - 21:46 Challenges and highlights
    • 21:46 - 28:38 Harassment and backlash
    • 28:38 - 39:12 Change and future plans
    • 39:12 - 46:40 How does anti-oppression inform your work?
    • 46:40 - 56:10 Anti-oppression and children’s literature
    Follow Stacy on Twitter @DarkLiterata
    Read along with the transcript: https://tinyurl.com/y43pk2oa
    The cover art is done by our friend Andrea Lukic (https://www.andrealukic.com/).
    You can reach us at:
    • Email: organizingideaspod [at] gmail [dot] com
    • Twitter: @OrganizingPod
    • Website: https://organizingideaspod.wordpress.com/


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    • 56 min
    Ep 33 - 2020 Reading in Review with Karen and Allison

    Ep 33 - 2020 Reading in Review with Karen and Allison

    Karen and Allison share some personal-professional updates for 2020, as well as some of their reading joys and reading hopefuls.

    Listen to the episode:

    Read along with the transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LD2d-NRkOdLSdovxmDYsYW9mZnHuFXZ6pV8hm-jPxmI/edit?usp=sharing

    Time stamps:


    0:00 // Introduction
    1:03 // Podcast updates
    5:25 // Personal-professional updates
    21:58 // Reading habits in 2020
    29:23 // Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me by Anna Mehler Paperny
    30:28 // Beowulf: A New Translation by Maria Dahvana Headley
    33:30 // The Poppy War, The Dragon Republic, and The Burning God by R.F. Kuang
    38:00 // Gillian Bradshaw
    42:02 // This Place: 150 Years Retold
    42:54 // Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo
    46:15 // Reading hopes for 2021 and outro

    The cover art is done by our friend Andrea Lukic.

    You can reach us at:


    Email: organizingideaspod [at] gmail [dot] com
    Twitter: @OrganizingPod
    Website: https://organizingideaspod.wordpress.com/


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    • 51 min
    Ep 32 - Precarious Work and Knowledge Mobilization with Ted Lee and Ean Henninger at Keeping it ReAL

    Ep 32 - Precarious Work and Knowledge Mobilization with Ted Lee and Ean Henninger at Keeping it ReAL

    We welcome back our guests Ted Lee and Ean Henninger from Episode 3 of the podcast to talk about precarious work and knowledge mobilization. We discuss questions and qualms we have about knowledge mobilization, how precarious work makes knowledge mobilization difficult, the power of union organizing, and how COVID-19 has affected precarity! This episode was recorded live as part of the 2020 Keeping it ReAL conference.

    Follow Ean (@rhymewithzinger) and Ted (@teioh) on Twitter!

    Read along with the transcript: https://tinyurl.com/y3e5sxw6

    The cover art is done by our friend Andrea Lukic.

    You can reach us at:


    Email: organizingideaspod [at] gmail [dot] com

    Twitter: @OrganizingPod

    Website: https://organizingideaspod.wordpress.com/


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep 31 - Library Power Structures with Baharak Yousefi

    Ep 31 - Library Power Structures with Baharak Yousefi

    We sit down with Baharak Yousefi to talk about being a good library boss, the joy and generosity of library Twitter, and the responsibilities of academic freedom... but mostly we talk about power, intersectionality, and anti-oppression. It’s a good one, folks!

    Follow Baharak on Twitter @BaharakY

    Read along with the transcript: https://tinyurl.com/y4uws5kh

    The cover art is done by our friend Andrea Lukic.

    You can reach us at:


    Email: organizingideaspod [at] gmail [dot] com
    Twitter: @OrganizingPod
    Website: https://organizingideaspod.wordpress.com/


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    • 43 min
    Ep 30 - Witnessing and Reconsidering Personal Archives with Clara Giménez-Delgado

    Ep 30 - Witnessing and Reconsidering Personal Archives with Clara Giménez-Delgado

    In this episode, we sat down with Karen’s classmate Clara Giménez-Delgado to talk about her project processing a collection of lantern slides at the Museum of Anthropology. The collection is called the Missionary Society of Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada Slide Collection, and it was the subject of Clara’s final project in Dr. Jennifer Douglas’s Personal Archives class at the University of British Columbia. Clara talks about witnessing, emotion and affect, reconsidering archival practices, and colonial harm in her project, and we’re very grateful to have had the chance to talk to her about the archiving process.

    Follow Clara on Twitter @clararchiving

    Read along with the transcript: https://tinyurl.com/y4tzt7kt

    The cover art is done by our friend Andrea Lukic (https://www.andrealukic.com/).

    This episode was transcribed by Sam Frederick, Victoria Gomez, and Karen Ng.

    You can reach us at:


    Email: organizingideaspod [at] gmail [dot] com
    Twitter: @OrganizingPod
    Website: https://organizingideaspod.wordpress.com/



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    • 45 min

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A much-needed space for critical conversations that get to the heart of what we do in the information professions and why we do it. Love the podcast!

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