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The B Sides Project Podcast is a student-run broadcast from the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science.

The B Sides Project aims to provide an interactive and accessible space where LIS students, faculty, alumni, and community professionals to dialog about all aspects of the study, profession, research, and practice of LIS and related fields. Show topics range from personal experiences and reflections on work, internship, school, and conferences, to interviews and panel discussions, current issues in the field of LIS, professional aspirations, book reviews, and more.

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The B Sides Project Podcast is a student-run broadcast from the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science.

The B Sides Project aims to provide an interactive and accessible space where LIS students, faculty, alumni, and community professionals to dialog about all aspects of the study, profession, research, and practice of LIS and related fields. Show topics range from personal experiences and reflections on work, internship, school, and conferences, to interviews and panel discussions, current issues in the field of LIS, professional aspirations, book reviews, and more.

    Working with special, rare and archival materials

    Working with special, rare and archival materials

    Within librarianship, there is a unique group of individuals that aspire to work with historical and unique materials. It truly is a fascinating field of work that combines a variety of facets, from material studies and history to language and culture. This week I spoke with John, Liz, Bethany, Hannah and Caroline, who all share…Read more Working with special, rare and archival materials

    Comics and the Library

    Comics and the Library

    Of all library collections, comic books, graphic novels, and manga are perhaps some of the most challenging materials to steward. For many of us, that challenge starts with the basics: terminology. “There is a misperception that comic books are treated often like a genre, but comic books are a format, a medium; there are lots of genres within…Read more Comics and the Library

    Politics and Libraries, part 1

    Politics and Libraries, part 1

    Politics, policies, government, partisan divides…it all matters when we’re talking about the potential and the ability of libraries to continue providing services to their communities today and in the future. We don’t claim to be experts on this subject…in fact, we are far from it. But in light of recent national news, in this episode…Read more Politics and Libraries, part 1

    Unique Library Collections

    Unique Library Collections

      Libraries just loan books, right? Wrong. Libraries across the country contain more than just books. Recent University of Iowa SLIS program graduate Beth Paul conducted research  about the unique, non-book, “non-traditional” library collections that are currently active in libraries across the country. “I was really interested in how the library is more than just books and how they [interesting collections]…Read more Unique Library Collections

    Working as the Peace Corps Librarian

    Working as the Peace Corps Librarian

      We’ve all heard of the Peace Corps, but have you heard of the Peace Corps librarian? And what exactly does a Peace Corps librarian do? Recently, we were fortunate to speak with Kelly Grogg, a recent graduate of the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science. In this episode, Kelly provides us with a…Read more Working as the Peace Corps Librarian

    Interning at the U.S. National Archives

    Interning at the U.S. National Archives

      This past summer, the summer of 2016, two of our local SLIS students made sure that they did not waste their summer vacations. We wanted to make sure we captured a little bit of their experiences.Erica Knapp spent her summer working at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY. Kara…Read more Interning at the U.S. National Archives

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